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."