Weingut Heymann Lowenstein Schieferterrasen Riesling 2007 (Mosel, Germany)
Is this the antithesis to modern Australian Riesling? Oxidative handling, deep colours and intensely ripe flavours make this seem more Alsatian (or Alsacian, i always get confused) than the gently off dry Kabinett styles we normally see. This is certainly an interesting wine, lets put it that way, then again with a vineyard site like the one above, wines that push the boundaries should be expected…
Full, golden yellow colour, the nose has ripe apricot, even botrytisy (without the mouldy funk) richness that is more Viognier than Riesling, though impressively concentrated and still quite fresh. The palate is rich, spicy & almost Gewurtzy with back palate grip to match the musky, full & complex palate.