I started on a 2018 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Roche Roulée late last night once home from work, and I’m continuing with it this evening.
This is my second of a case of 6, with the first one really enjoyed last summer .
To my mind, this has matured quite a lot since then, and is heavier, sweeter & lusher than I remember it being. This, however, may say as much about - as wife frequently reminds me - my pi$$-poor memory as anything else.
Regardless, it was certainly not a fine match for sushi last night, and rather overwhelmed it. Mea culpa, and a bit of an anti-climax as I’d been looking forward to the combo all day while slogging thru 3 x 3-hour chalkface sessions at work and then a delayed train home. Ho-hum.
This evening however, with a more robust dinner - Korean bibimbap - it showed much better; lots of yellow plum fruit, a spot of honey, a waft of kerosene, a hint of peaches / nectarines; something almost like eucalyptus towards the end. Still quite sweet to my tastes too.
Overall, certainly a very good wine and I’m certainly glad I’ve got 4 more to go. I can’t help thinking that for my tastes, or perhaps simply for what I wanted last night, it’s just a wee bit out-of-balance just now though, perhaps just a bit intense. So the remaining bottles will sit it out for a while yet I think. The WS date is 2030, so a long time to go for this wine yet I feel.