Since the prevailing opinion is that we should be drinking these things before they get too old, this is what we are doing.
Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg Vendanges Tardives ‘D’ 2005, Albert Boxler
Oh, oh yes. This is a stellar entitiy on burning intensity on the nose. Candied fruit and richness are there in abundance, but the minerality is utterly wonderful. Yeah. This has a real expression of place, it is so much like other Sommerbergs, but it is the most intense and focussed expression of Sommerberg I’ve had in, oh, weeks. Brilliant, throbbingly sex-tastic action. The palate has some sweeteness, but an incredible depth of character which burns with classy acidity and minerality. The fruit on the palate is top-totty-tastic. We don’t put things that are this good in our mouths that often. There was a time when I would have suggested drinking this over the next 10 years or so, these days I think that is a bit enthusiastic. This is a great wine, drink it now with hilarious pleasure.
So the World is coming round to my way of thinking. Young Riesling is lovely. Enjoy it. Don’t feel guilty about it.