It is true, I neither buy nor drink enough riesling as I should. German riesling, Alsace riesling, Clare and Eden Valley riesling, Austrian riesling, all unduly neglected. I don’t really even have the excuse of price with Clare and Eden Valley riesling – both are well underpriced relative to quality. This wine from Paul Blanck is really a rather exceptional example of high quality Alsace riesling for just under $50. It has aromatics of stones, smoke and lemon zest. The palate is dry, the acidity high and the length towards long on the finish. This is a firm but delicious wine that will interest those brought up on steely Aussie riesling. It should age easily for another decade, but is joyous should you look at it now.
Rating: Very Good
Abv: not recorded
Vendors and website: http://www.blanck.com