Blind Tasting of a Trocken (dry) German Riesling flight of

Blind Tasting of a Trocken (dry) German Riesling flight of

7/26/2021, 8:21:31 AM
Blind Tasting of a Trocken (dry) German Riesling flight of wines @germanwineusa · ❓Do you prefer your Rieslings dry or sweet❓· ℹ️ Each month a host prepares a flight or 2 of wines around a theme. I was excited to taste a Trocken flight vs a Spätlese flight. This flight had 5 wines, all but 1 from the 2016 vintage. Stack ranked, but not individually scored· 1️⃣ 2015 Selbach-Oster - Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Trocken @selbachoster · 📝 The only wine in the flight showing petrol on the nose likely due to extra year of age. Good notes of nectarine, orange blossom, and white peach. Acidity was lively but in harmony with medium+ body. Longest finish of the wines· 2️⃣ 2016 Dönnhoff - Felsenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs @corneliusdonnhoff · 📝 Nose needed air to come to life. Interesting combination of earthy, floral, and citrus. High acidity and medium+ body. Clearly feeling the weight in the GG. Finish was medium+ length. Group's favorite dry wine· 3️⃣ 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich - Felsenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs · 📝 Medium- nose. Grapefruit, pithy, and perfume. Laser like acidity. Medium body. Medium- length finish· 4️⃣ 2016 Weingut Keller - Riesling von der Fels @kellerdalsheim · 📝 This was the group's 2nd top wine. For me the nose was a bit muted and had an interesting savory note combined with grapefruit. Medium- finish. Needs time· 5️⃣ 2016 Müller-Catoir - Haardt Riesling Trocken @muellercatoir · 📝 Medium- nose. Lemon, lemon zest, white flowers, and ginger. Lightest body of the group. Shortest finish of the group · 🔔 A fun tasting. I apologize as there were too many wines and not enough time to write full reviews. High level takeaway is that I clearly like weightier styles of Trocken Riesling. Based on my scoring of the Spätlese Trocken and GG wines. Keller and Müller-Catoir are fabulous producers, but just stood out as outliers in the group. In Blind, We Trust 😎· #riesling #trocken #germanwine #mosel #nahe #rheinhessen #pfalz #whitewine #blindtasting #winereview

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