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October 03, 2005

01 Hirsch, Riesling Gaisberg Alte Reben (Old Vines)

Cup your tongue. This is a wine to test every taste sensation. In its first fraction of a second, there is a surging sweetness that immediately disappears once the acid takes hold. The wine is as extracted as a dry riesling can possibly be: pear skin, green mango, and dull pineapple flavors glisten against my grill, while a woodsy minerality holds court in the back of my mouth. It is the interaction of everything great about riesling: fruit, sugar, and cool stony terroir, with a shadowy whiff of petrol and honey on the nose.


Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

From Zobing, Kamptal, Austria.

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