Germany, WSET Lvl 3 Part 2 Week 1

Oh Germany, Oh Rieslings, the one wine I was about to say I do not have in my cellar, then realized I bought a bottle from Trisaetum Vineyard in Oregon last week, but other then that nope none. I enjoy riesling but for me its a momemt thing, I like Auslese ripness myself as long as it has good acidity.

Tasting wines from Germany is what makes me go and this is why I like, and why I do not like them, on one side we have what gave it a bad name in the first place, uninteresting wines, high yield etc etc.  Then comes the Riesling and sometimes almost to much Residual Sugar, then the Dry Riesling which I think works better in Alsace or Austria then in Germany.

WSET LEVEL 3 PART 2 WEEK 1 GERMANY - Downtown Vancouver [AI School] (7/6/2010)
  • 2009 St. Ursula Niersteiner Gutes Domtal Kabinett 'Golden Oktober' - Germany, Rheinhessen
    Clear, Pale Lemon/Bronze
    A: Clean, Med Intensity, Youthful
    Green Fruit/Apples, Mineral/Savoury, Hazelnut Shells/Skin

    T: med dry sweet, low+ acid, low alc, med body, med intensity, med finish. Apples [Juice/Red/Ripe/Mushy], Hazelnut Skins again

    Conc: Acceptable, Drink Now, Mushy No Balance (79 pts.)
  • 2007 Selbach-Oster Weissburgunder - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
    Clear, Pale Gold, going to a watery rim
    A: Clean, Med Intensity, youthful
    Mineral, Citrus, Tropical/Mango

    T: Dry, Med Acid, Med+ alc, med- body, med intensity, med+ finish
    Chinese Dessert Style Creamy Mango Puddy [milk]

    Conc: Good, Enjoyable drink now, (83 pts.)
  • 2007 Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier Ayler Kupp Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
    Clear, Med- Lemon/Green, mod legs evident

    A: Clean, Med Intensity, Develping
    Petrol, Citrus/Lime, Green Apples

    T: Med Sweet, Med+ acid, low+ alc, med- body, med intensity, long finish. Tropical/Mango, Green Apple/Lime that old juice drink, peach/petrol/papaya

    Conc: Very Good, Ready to drink but can develop further with age 2-5 easily (90 pts.)
  • 2007 Domdechant Werner Hochheimer Domdechaney Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Rheingau
    Clear, Med Lemon, going to a watery rim

    A: Clean, Med Intensity, youthful
    A Sprite play, syrupy lemon/lime, mineral

    T: med- sweet, high acid, med alc, med+ body, med intensity, med+ length. Lime, Ripe Green Apples, Richness/Peach

    Conc: Very good, ready to drink can develop further, good balance of fruit/acid/sweetness (89 pts.)
  • 2008 Schloss Reinhartshausen Riesling trocken - Germany, Rheingau
    Clear, Pale Lemon showing significante legs

    A: Clean, Med+ Intensity, Developing
    Citrus[almost powdery vitamin/redbull], mineral, lanolin qual.

    T: Dry, Med+ Alc, Med Alc, Med- body, med intensity, med+ finish. Citrus, Lemon Juice Fresh Squeezed, not as harsh tho. Green Apple Finish/Chalky

    Conc: Acceptable, I did not enjoy this others did in the class, found it a touch out of balance. Drink now IMO (81 pts.)
  • 2008 Black Tower Dornfelder Pinot Noir - Germany, Pfalz
    Clear, Med- Ruby, to a med pale ruby rim

    A: Clean, Med Intensity, Developing
    Vanilla/oak, stewed cherry, mineral, meaty, spice

    T: Dry, Med Acid, Low Tannin, Med Alc, Med Intensity, Med- Body, Cherry/Rhubarb stewed

    Conc: on the nose reminds me of a Valpolicella. Good Drink Now for sure (85 pts.)
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THE 100-POINT RATING SCALE (Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate describes this in more detail.)
• Extraordinary (96-100 points)
• Outstanding (90-95)
• Very Good to Excellent (85-89)
• Good (80-84)
• Average (75-79)
• Below average (70-74)
• Avoid (50-70)

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