This bargain-priced eiswein from a well-known brand fared surprisingly well in our blind tastings, with dense aromas of marmalade and ripe melons and sweet, candied-citrus flavors. A bit big and bulky, but it satisfies the sweet tooth.
The recent quality improvements at this producer are praiseworthy. There’s a brief whiff of sulfur in this wine, but it gives way to lots of fresh, apple-scented fruit. It’s light to medium in body and much less sweet than it used to be, picking up hints of red berries on the finish.
This ain’t your father’s Blue Nun. This is recognizably a Riesling, boasting modest green apple and pear flavors and a close-to-dry finish. A quantum leap beyond what Blue Nun used to be back in the 1970s and ‘80s.