Friday, October 24, 2008

Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Spatlese 2006

Once a famed estate equivalent to the first growth Bordeaux's, Schloss Johannisberger's stature has diminished somewhat in recent years. However, looking for a good quality Riesling to pair with a tasty green curry one evening led me to this particular bottle, and I'm glad it did.

The nose was utterly explosive in minerality and grapefruit / slightly sweeter citrus flavours. The palate opened considerably from the nose to offer very distinct peach, nectarine, and candied grapefruit flavours. When coupled with the brilliant mouthfeel (as fluffy as a Cloud, but as elegant and poised as Raphael painting), the superbly balanced sweetness made this an outstanding riesling and a perfect match for thai curry. A nice long finish rounded everything out. Good stuff.

$54 at BCLDB

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