Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Kabinett Trocken Riesling 2009

Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Saumagen Kabinett Trocken Riesling 2009Much better than the last Spatlese trocken. Feminine and delicate. Light pale yellow core; floral, light honey, crystallized ginger, fresh lime peel and mineral nose; clean, crisp, fresh green mangoes, limes, lime pith on the palate with med+ acidity and med to med+ length. Dainty and alluring on a rainy evening (yesterday). Had a glass with the prawn and spinach tagliatelle I made for lunch and it was really lovely for the sunny weather too!

Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2008

Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2008Very pale straw colour with some bubbles which dissipated swiftly. Pronounced, high concentration of sulphur on the nose – overwhelmed all the floral aromas present. A little spritz on the tongue. Very linear, precise palate of ripe lime and white peaches; clean; off-dry. Med+ acidity and med length. Needs plenty of time – if this can surface from all that bleaching compound. Patience is probably a virtue here.

Egon Müller Wiltinger Braune Kupp Riesling Kabinett 2008, Mosel, Germany

Bright straw colour with a tinge of green hues. Lifted floral aromas. Delicious green mangoes, tangy pineapples and ripe limes on the palate. Sharp, precise acidity. Med to med- finish. Moreish. Just smell the delicate fragrance, sip the elegant 8.5% elixir and be happy that it is wonderfully free from TDN (1,1,6-trimethyl-1,2-dihydronaphthalene) for now, though some hardcore Riesling fans will probably frown on it. Now, don’t get me wrong – I do appreciate the presence of petrol nose on Rieslings, just…not every single one of them.