Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Oestricher Lenchen Kabinett
Good color to the wine, just past pale green gold. The nose of wet slate, lime zest and honey highlights was strong as well. If nothing else I could have sat and sniffed this wine all evening. The taste was first about the super sharp acid, then going into lemon, lime, and white peach flavors, and ending with drying minerality. One could almost picture gray slate with some electricity dancing above it.
There was some monkfish in a coconut milk and Thai curry paste sauce for dinner and the residual sweetness in the wine seemed to be best friends with the heat from the curry paste. Delicious together. Very good wine.
$22 and 8.5% alcohol.