I love Riesling. As with many oenophiles, I find it to be the most food friendly wine there is outside of Champagne or other sparkling wines. Being in Germany has given me the opportunity to try some really great ones. As I mentioned a while back I had the opportunity to try some Alsatian versions. Tonight I tried a traditional German version.
The Wine: The wine weighed in at a surprisingly high 12.5%. It poured the color of fresh straw and smelled of apricots, honey, stone specifically granite, lime, peach and a tad bit of lychee. The mouth was more of the same with a vibrant but not bracing acidity, a bit of a tang, some tartness, and then a nice long smooth finish. A very nice wine and a good example of the sweeter version that is Spatlese. The sweetness was not overpowering, but just present underneath the acidity. I'd grade it a B+.