Our friend Lukas Krauß needs no introduction here, so let's get straight to the breaking news:
*Lukas Krauß 09 collection of whites is out * Wine Rambler to review 09 Silvaner *
Pale straw colour. The smell is surpisingly powerful. It seems a little conventionally fruity at first, until you make out components: Ripe apple, mango, a little nutmeg. Big, creamy and slightly nutty in the mouth, with even a hint of oak in the finish. With its very round and concentrated fruit, this will please those who like the more "international", fuller-bodied whites, as well as those who (like us) think that german whites should go there from time to time, too. Lest this should sound like faint praise from us declared regionalists at the Wine Rambler, make no mistake: Lukas Krauß does all this without leaving Silvaner's roots behind. The apple and the chalky earthiness that we have come to expect are nicely woven in, and they will probably get more prominent as the wine matures. Highly recommended.