A pretty little number

The first of ten non-school nights. We start slowly with this delicate little number.

Riesling Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Spätlese 1996, Karthäuserhof

The nose shows some good maturity along with fresher fruits; it is petrolly but there is still a lot of citrus fruit there. It is very pure and very mineral. The palate has a light body, with not too much acidity and plenty of fruit. It is very elegant and refined. It tastes quite dry at this stage of maturity. I like the purity of the acidity and minerality a lot. This is perfectly mature and ready to enjoy now, but there is no rush.

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