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Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergbieten, Cuvée Henriette, Domaine Mochel, 2013

March 8, 2019

 

 

 

Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergbieten, Cuvée Henriette, Domaine Mochel, 2013

 

 

The Wine Society - £21.00 AL11851

 

Tasting date - 07/03/2019

 

 

Appearance - Medium lemon

 

Nose intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary aroma - Lemon, lime, grapefruit, marmalade, orange blossom, orange, melon, guava, kiwi

 

Secondary aroma - None

 

Tertiary aroma - Smoke, stony, petrol, honey, chamomile

 

 

Sweetness - Dry

 

Acidity - High acidity

 

Tannin and nature - None

 

Alcohol - Medium

 

Body - Medium plus

 

 

Intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary flavours - Lemon, lime, grapefruit, marmalade, orange blossom, orange, melon, guava, kiwi

 

Secondary flavours - None

 

Tertiary flavours - Smoke, stony, petrol, honey, chamomile

 

 

Finish - Long

 

Quality - Outstanding

 

 

Tasting Logic

 

You should be able to instinctively place this in outstanding straight away, BLIC are all on the top end but it really is the varietal expression and definition of this wine that should place it in the top quality category.

 

It is difficult to think of a reason that this wine would not be German although it would be less likely to be from the Mosel as the body is slightly too full.

 

Cool fermentation and lack of oak would also help you in identifying the variety as would the acidity and aroma/flavour profile.

 

 

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