My fellow Wine Rambler Torsten has instructed me to stick to this blog's core concern, which is German wine, and also to be on my general best behaviour, because a few more winemakers, fellow bloggers and wine business people may look in here these days. Maybe even, nudge nudge, a couple of German wine queens. As to why that is, that will be duly revealed, much to my intense envy, in a few days' time. In the meantime, no Bordeaux, no ill-fated Burgundy projects and no wines dug out of the trash bin.
Instead, if it please your majesties, a German classic:
A "green" and very spicy-herbal nose on this dry Riesling from one of the three leading producers in this very significant sub-region of the Mosel (the others being Karthäuserhof and Karlsmühle): Candied lemons, lemon balm, chervil, slate. Black currants on the palate (that's Ruwer for you), elderflower, even juniper berries, fresh acidity, but with a touch of honey sweetness, and to finish it off, a hint, just a hint, of bitterness.
Let me repeat: a classic. Not crazy value, nor the greatest Riesling that ever walked this earth, but a stylish classic nonetheless.