It’s Valentine’s Day and we are steaming up some Lobster tails with drawn butter and baked potatoes. Need I say more? A Riesling is about as perfect a pairing for that combo as I can imagine. This one happens to be a Grand Cru that was recommended to me by a wine-drinking friend.
It is pale gold in the glass. The nose has pronounced aromas of lemon zest, tangerine, lime cordial, honeysuckle, jasmine, quince and white peach- mesmerizing. The palate is dry with bracing acidity, medium (+) body, long finish and generous mouthfeel. The palate is chock full of citrus and florals with some white peach and ginger. The acidity is immense on the back end where the fruit flavors manage to survive the onslaught. This wine begs for the butter I am about to throw at it, it is so crisp. Delicious now, this one will last a long time in the cellar and hopefully develop tertiary notes that good Rieslings are known for- I feel like I committed wine infanticide. 92 points from me for this $50 treat makes it a 5 star wine. Salut….