Monday, August 16, 2010

2008 Mosel

2008 St. Urbans-Hof Riesling

2008 St. Urbans-Hof Riesling, QbA Mosel

The fourth wine of Rieslingfest, moving onto the Mosel to provide a foil to our older Rheingau rieslings. A simple estate level bottling, a very young wine. It certainly drinks very young, but develops into something quite interesting. All ripe fruit at first, with a certain oily minerality. Over a few hours, diesel fumes just start roaring out of the wine - pungent, belligerent diesel and petrol. Not unappetizing, but maybe not what I want out of a Mosel.

Opinions around the table were varied. An interesting wine, to provide another point of reference in our experience with Mosel wines. I finished the wine after my guests left, and I think this was the wine that did me in. More on my (inevitable) hangover, next.


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