Friday, February 4, 2011
Ayler Kupp 2005 Riesling Kabinett (Germany)
A beautiful 6 year old German Riesling with lots of complexity on both the nose and palate, and something tells me it will continue to develop nicely over the next 5 years or more. Currently, the nose is apricot and peach with some honeyed notes and the merest hint of petrol. The palate showed great balance between the sweetness and the acidity: mac and green apple with peach pit and mineral notes, a nice bit of pear on the long finish. As for the petrol, it does not seem to be there on the palate but I think it will show in the next few years. Right now this one is still complex and tasty.