Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Darting 2006 Riesling Spatlese Ungsteiner Herrenberg (Germany)

A little spicy Mexican.  A little Riesling.  This seemed like a nice combination on this cold winter evening ... and by bringing Mexico here there was no risk of getting shot, drinking bad water or having our hotel explode (though a little methane in never out of the question).  Add in a little sweetness and you have the cooling sensation of Riesling paired with a nice spicy dish.  Not a bad combination indeed.  This Riesling proved to be good before, during and especially after dinner - and with that wind howling outside it added a bit a warmth to the room and to our insides.  The nose sang with sweet honeyed peach, a touch of floral, some kiwi and a hint of petrol.  The palate was simple but delicious, offering us a taste of honey dipped apples with a long cheek-sucking finish.  Good acidity kept this from being cloyingly sweet; so as Goldilocks would say, "it's just right."

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