Clear medium gold. Lemon-mineral nose with a hint of vanilla. Fairly light body, good acidity, straightforward Chardonnay with citrus and green fruit qualities. See domaine Bernard Defaix . About $35 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar.
Month: April 2008
Selbach 2005 Riesling SpÃ¤tlese
Clear medium lemon-gold, with a light sweet fruit nose. Honey-apple with slate and slight stone fruit notes and good acidity. A pleasure to drink: straightforward with a nice steel-green fruit finish.
Selbach-Oster 2006 Riesling Kabinett
Medium clear lemon-gold appearance. Sweet citrus and mineral on the nose with the floral-petrol quality typical of the varietal. High acidity on the palette; a nice bite balanced by medium honey-pineapple sweetness. A little one-dimensional, but quite drinkable. See Weingut Selbach-Oster. $34 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar.
Zilliken 2002 Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett
Clear medium gold. Nice straightforward petrol-honey nose with a hint of apricot. Medium body, medium sweetness, light stone fruit notes with slight steely qualities, easy on the palette. Finishes a little disappointingly with an earthy-prune quality.