1999 Franz Künstler Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Beerenauslese Goldkapsel

Franz Kunstler Hochheimer Holle Beerenauslese Riesling 1999Quite a memorable bottle after a huge line-up of red burgundies on a late weekday afternoon. A very beautiful amber-gold colour and a clear meniscus; aromatic, floral, dried apricot on the nose; intense dried apricot, caramel, sweet (but not cloyingly so) on the palate but refreshing, light and elegant; medium-plus acid and finish. A word of caution – I didn’t jot down any notes so those were just the impression that I had on the wine.