The thing that annoys me about Riesling is that most labels don’t tell you if it’s going to be dry, off-dry or sweet. Deductive reasoning tells me this bottle is going to be dry due to it’s 13.5% ABV. A very pretty medium lemon color in the glass with pronounced aromas of lemon zest, grapefruit pith, petrol, geranium and ripe pear. It tastes dry as expected with very high acidity and a delicious cut of lemon/grapefruit. The ripe pear note is more a green pear note on the palate but I do get florals and petrol. I can sense the alcohol if I breath out through my nose, which is unusual for me as my threshold is pretty high to sense the burn. I would say this wine is medium bodied and it has a juicy, tart finish that is medium in length. It begs for Asian dishes or a grilled seafood platter. I like it but think it will develop over time. Right now it is really zesty with just a few primary flavors. It should flesh out and develop with time as it has great structure for cellaring. 92 points from me for this $60 bottle makes it a 4 star effort. Salut….
Hubert Meyer Riesling Winzenberg 2018, Alsace Grand Cru, France
20 Monday Jun 2022