Langwerth von Simmern Hattenheimer Nussbrunnen Riesling Trocken 2007 (Rheingau, Germany)
Curiously, this was sealed with a cork rather than the screwcap that its brother had and I think, considering the wine style, that this cork sealed example suffered in comparison. The debate I think is largely over on this issue – aromatic whites simply perform better under Screwcap (or glass stopper for that matter).
This has a quite powerful, honeysuckle and passionfruit nose with just a hint of sugar. The palate follows suit, with more honeyed, peachy fruit & some acid back palate burn. Indicative of the season its a big, ripe style and more than a little simple at this stage with a hole on the eback palate, but it should become more complex with age. Its a lovely drink now & a near perfect wine with Thai food, though there is a flatness to this that I think comes from being cork sealed (its brother seeemed much brighter). 16.9+
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