Sunday, June 27, 2010

Willi Schaefer Auslese 2005

We started yesterday's dinner with a very good champagne, and we ended it with something  truly remarkable.  The wine was a 2005 Willi Schaefer Graacher Dromprobst Riesling Auslese from the Mosel.  The wine was from a 375 milliliter bottle.

Light golden in the glass the nose was about white flowers and subtle perfume with hints of citrus and peach.  The flavors were rich apple, melon, lime, white peach and apricot all kissed by a touch of honey.  The mouth feel on the wine was incredible.  Rich, unctuous, enveloping, comforting.  At the moment where this wine seemed headed over the top in richness the acid kicked in as a counterbalance.  That acid stayed all the way through the sweet, sharp finish.  Lime and honey were there at the very end.  A total pleasure to sip through an evening. 

There are two more in the cellar and they will be given more time.

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