The first of not too many

Most of the wine we drank in the Basque country was so deeply sub-interesting I couldn’t be bothered to write them up. We did have a few things worthy of note, and this bottle opened on our first night before dinner was one of them.

Riesling Rauenthaler Baiken Auslese 1990, Kloster Eberbach

Petrolly nose with apricot and apple fruit, it seemed perfectly mature. The nose had a Rheingau ‘aristocratic’ character. The palate had some serious acidity and real focus, but nice fruit too. It was not that sweet. Really pretty good.