Wines of Germany Tasting Event
Riesling Riesling Riesling
Ok So first thing first I came to this tasting not being a huge Riesling fan, don’t get me wrong I like the stuff heck I was at fuel restaurant in Vancouver had the 6 course tasting menu and had the sommelier / part owner (Who loves Riesling) pair the meal with 3 Riesling Awesome! Especially the 1993 (don’t know the name). But the sugar bothers me and even from the tasting it really coats your palette I could see drinking a glass but after that its way too much.
Lots of good balanced Auslese / Spätlese 2007/2008s Kabinett nice anything under Kabinett really not worth buying IMO.
Sylvaner grape compared to Riesling at the event seemed flat
Pinot Gris was round a buttery, almost flat like and I like Pinot Gris drink some nice ones here in British Columbia.
Gewurztraminer Oily compared t o Riesling and close to being matching but Riesling still wins
So here is a list of wines I liked anything I didn’t find above average I didn’t even write about, the problem was the room was super crowded and really hot, that I did not get a lot of flavour notes, just had no concentration though I did get a feel of good balance verse off balance.
2007 Kabinett, Munstereer Kapellenberg
2007 Erben Auslese (Langguth wine and spirits)
Dr. Loosen all very good and you can see why they are a world brand leader
2007 Spätlese and Auslese were especially good “Urzigner Wurzgarten” Good Fruit, Good Acid, Good Balance
2007 Auslese Moselland Insignum bergkastel-kueser Kardinalsberg
Weingut Max Ferd Richter
2007 Spätlese, A Delicate Spätlese very good but catches you off guard compared to all the “heavier” Spätlese’ really nice though
Auslese not Delicate thumbs up
Weingut St. Urbans-Hof
2007 Auslese Piesporter Goldtropfchen. Nice fruit Sugar Acid Good Balance
Weinguter Graf Von Schonburn
2007 Spätlese/Jubilaum Hattenheim Pfaffenberg
2007 Spätlese Erbach Maroobrunn
Weingut Johannishof/Eser: 2007 Kabinett Johannisberger “V” Aroma of being at the Hair Salon, that cut hair plus burnt hair really interesting, I smelt this and kinda of giggled and the guy kinda of gave me this look thinking I was some sort of Drunk hah!