Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Kendermanns 2004 Kalkstein (Germany)
A hot summer day, fish for dinner and a Riesling on the tasting menu. An older Kendermann that I once enjoyed but was interested to see what age would do ... and it has improved this wine dramatically as it is better than I remember. The nose has the merest hint of petrol with lively mineral and peach pit. The taste was amazing with the mineral taking center stage with green apple on the mid-palate and hints of fresh, ripe pineapple on the finish with some really zesty acidity from both fruits in all the right places. There was a medium-length to the finish that just made you want to keep sipping. I was really impressed with this wine.
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