Friday, September 26, 2008

1994 Schloss Schönborn Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Spätlese

If you got here by typing the name of this wine into a search engine, congratulations on your typing abilities!

This is the third of three bottles of older German Riesling I purchased from Garagiste, the others being the Kabinett version from the same producer in the 1994 vintage, and a 1990 Spatlese from this producer.

Like the others, this one belied its age. Initially the color in the glass was a medium gold but it lightened up with air and nothing about the wine gave any hint that it was 14 years old.

There was a definite petrol/rubber component in the nose and mouth of this wine, and on the fruit side, I thought it was all apples and pears. It had a sugary/honeyed sweetness to it with enough acidity to keep it from being cloying. The aftertaste trailed off rather quickly. All the flavors were ripe and well integrated.

Refreshing (especially for this ridiculously hot weather we've had the past few days in Southern California.. is summer ever going to end???) and a bit on the simple side, for the $16.99 tariff I would give this a thumbs up. I'd say it was priced fairly.

Here's the matching YouTube music video (click here if you don't see it below):

Here's the Amazon product page for the CD: Jay & The Techniques

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