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Weingut Alfred Bonnet Friedelsheim Riesling Kabinett 2003

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Vintage: 2003
Type: Riesling
Country: Germany – Pfalz

Rieslings should be able to lie down and age well but this 2003 seems to have prematurely peaked (perhaps due to my storage conditions). Don’t you hate it when London flats get too warm and your sensitive wines react poorly?

Like most older Rieslings, this one has taken on a slight petrol smell. It is off-dry (slightly sweet) and unfortunately does not offer a complex nose.  Drink this now if you have any and do not want it to go to waste.

The Naked Grape Riesling

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Vintage: 2002
Type: Riesling
Country: Germany – Pfalz

This is a good Riesling, not extraordinary. I picked this bottle up from Waitrose to take back to the office for an after-work do but never got around to drinking it until a few months later at home. This is a simple wine that is fine to accompany a more flavourful, spicy dish so that it can help neutralise the palate. The bottle is good value.