Last night’s general drinking #2

A few things last night when a chum dropped around for dinner.

Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg L31D 2002, Domaine Albert Boxler

This was really good, a great balance between ripe fruit, minerality and acidity. It was lively, invigorating and exciting. A top drink.

Domaine de Trevallon 1997

For those who don’t know, a Cabernet/Syrah blend from the South of France. Good fruit, palate quite austere and linear. It opened up in the decanter and became quite lovely.

Hermitage la Chapelle 1995, Paul Jaboulet-Aine

This was really good. Perhaps not as rich and weighty as some might except, but big, full of fruit and really complex nonetheless. A seriously fine wine with a great future in front of it.

Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Urziger Wurzgarten 2003, Dr. Loosen

Nice and fruity with surprisingly good acidity. It was quite sweet, reasonably typical for the vineyard and nice length. Balance was surprisingly good for a 2003.