As promised last week in my post about the wine regions of Germany, I’ve included a review of a very pleasant Riesling that I recently tasted. Today, in fact, marks a new addition here at UncorkLife.com: Wine Review Wednesday. (NB: This post was meant to go up yesterday, but technical difficulties with my home computer prevented that from happening.)
I receive lots of wines for review, and make it a point to taste everything that arrives at my door. And, as I’ve done from the beginning here, I try to post notes on the wines I particularly enjoy. But up until now, I’ve posted them at irregular intervals, when the timing seemed most appropriate.
Now, however, I’ll be sharing a new tasting note here every Wednesday. Of course, I’ll continue to post my reviews of specific bottlings on other days too, as well as news, commentaries, updates on important issues in the world of wine, videos, and more. But Wine Review Wednesday will be something you can count on week after week.
That having been said, here is my note on a particularly enjoyable Riesling I recently tasted, the Weingut Baron Knyphausen Riesling Kabinett Rheingau 2008 Baron K’:
Intriguing peach, apricot, and spice mark the nose, as well as a touch of stoniness. The stone fruit and spice notes follow through to the palate, both of them lifted by well-balanced, lively acidity. All of it is carried on a lithe, light-bodied frame that, texturally, seems perfectly matched to the sense of minerality brought by this appealingly transparent wine. The finish--subtle, quiet, true to what preceded it--whispers of spice before fading to a very pleasant memory. This wine delivers just what you’d hope, and is a pleasure to drink.