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WTN: Crossdressers

by Mark S » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:54 pm

Sometimes a wine acts differently than the bottle it's placed in. Looking through recent notes, I found two such examples wherein I wrote the wine reminded me of another, in this case riesling/Chablis.

Schloss Gobelsburg, Riesling, Heiligenstein, 2006
Bright yellow gold. Petrol notes beginning to appear on the nose. There's a limestone-like minerality here, fizzling like liquid acid dropped on stones from a vial. Rounded body with good (but not biting) acidity, greengage plum, sunflower nut meat, and granny smith appleskin. A little heady on the finish. Finishes almost like a Chablis. 13.5%

Patrick Piuze, Chablis, 'Vaucoupin', 2008
Feels like a (very) dry German riesling of old. Sharp and thin, lacking charm or balance or complexity. Despite the overly strong acidity, there is a slight hint of oxidative flavor as well. If this is the Piuze style, count me out as they are not cheap. 12.5%
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Re: WTN: Crossdressers

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:42 pm

Tasted the 2012 Domaine Gobelsburg Riesling today at the tasting bar downtown. Quite delicious and one to put away for sure!

Pale straw yellow color, appealing nose with apple lemon, minerality. Good acidity, long finish, mineral, lime, crisp, needs some time for fruit to balance out. $22 Cdn

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