Notes of waxy white flower, lemon peel and lanolin add a minerally slick to the ripe flavors of pineapple and yellow peach on this penetrating Riesling. Delicately textured with loads of tangy acidity, it finishes quite long, with a hint of bitter tea leaf.
This trocken (dry) Riesling comes across as slightly rounded, almost plump, in texture, yet retains strong acids. Poached pear, damp moss and citrus notes come together in a pleasingly harmonious fashion, finishing clean and crisp.
Although this is not particularly intense or complex, there’s no denying its easy appeal. It’s nearly dry, with a creamy midpalate and medium body, and features easy-to-like notes of apple, melon and citrus. Finishes refreshingly clean. Drink it over the next year or two.
The little-known Mosel village of Reil is the source of this perplexing wine. It possesses attractive and slightly stony, citrus aromas, and starts off on the sweet side, with bright pineapple fruit. But somewhere on the palate it shifts gears, turning dry and tart almost to the point of being sour.