After a terribly dull Korean meal I fancied something nice to drink.
Riesling Auslese Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg 1999, Karthäuserhof
Light green/yellow colour. There are bubbles collecting around the base of the glass so I expect a bit of fizzy spritz. The nose smells very strongly of ripe limes, flint and there is a hint of botrytis as well. The nose is very light and elegant. On the palate there is the merest hint of fizziness, lots of ripe, lime fruit and a reasonable amount of sweetness. This is balanced by adequate acidity levels; it would be better with a bit more acidity. The finish is reasonably long with sweetness and minerality showing on the finish. This is a perfectly drinkable wine, but it is not really much more than that. It does make for a refreshing glass and slips down easily enough after a long day drinking beer and watching rugby.