Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2002 Rheingau

2002 Domdechant Werner'sches

2002 Domdechant Werner'sches Riesling Spätlese Hochheimer Kirchenstück, QmP Rheingau

First, just look at the colour of this wine. Really, I've ever seen anything like it. This is a wine approaching maturity, and the last bottle I have in the house.

My goodness, the colour is so beautiful. Bright, deep golden, with orange flecks. Fiery, crimson, orange flecks, flickering in the light. Beauty. Intense nose of citrus, rich honey, peaches, and just a hint of oiliness. The mouth really shows off the terroir of this wine. Incredibly rich and weighty, with lots of syrupy honey and peach, tropical fruits. The bright acidity on the finish cleanses everything, with a long, lingering finish. Incredible. Silky texture, but this is a big wine. Quite sweet as well. Balanced by the admirable acidity.

This has to be the vineyard at play. Wow. And at 8% alcohol, what a perfect way to enjoy a quiet Friday.

2002 Domdechant Werner'sches

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