This may need merging if someone beats me to it. Anyway here goes, opened yesterday and on the go now…
…an Uhlbach Gotzenberg Riesling Kabinett 2019 from Wurttemberg producer Aldinger.
Despite drinking hundreds of bottles in this style I usually struggle to nail the aromas and flavours, this is no exception.
Blossom, white currants possibly ( I’ve never eaten one ), blackcurrant leaf, and minerals on the super fresh nose. Young, vibrant, piquant riesling flavour with diamond bright and sharp acidity perfectly offset and balanced by residual sweetness on tasting. Bags of minerality, so much so, it’s making my forehead tingle and glow. Light in body with incredible, and literally gobsmacking, depth of flavour for a 7% ABV wine. If tasted blind I’d have probably guessed it came from a top producer in the Middle Mosel or the Nahe.
No development whatsoever in the last 24 hours so drink now, if you enjoy the explosivity of young riesling in this style, or leave five years plus for it to soften a bit and let some complexity develop.
Have a great weekend everyone and happy drinking !