Saturday, December 11, 2010

2008 Rheingau

2008 Schloss Schonborn Riesling Kabinett, Pfaffenberg

2008 Schloss Schönborn Riesling Kabinett, QmP Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg, Rheingau

This estate is one I'm quite familiar with, having drunk numerous examples of old vintages from the 80's and 90's. This young vintage, perhaps needing some time. Simple, unremarkable Rheingau at the moment. Quite sweet though, showing how ripe the 2008's are - this could not possibly be classified as a kabinett 20 years ago.

Or maybe it's getting a bit too cold in Toronto to still be drinking young rieslings. Snow beginning to accumulate outside, temperatures hovering around freezing - winter has arrived, time to put away the rieslings until spring.

DF

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