Wednesday, February 25, 2009
2007 Karlsmühle Kaseler Nies'chen Riesling Spätlese
I honestly believe that this is one of the best Rieslings in the world. I have tasted a few hundred over the course of my short wine career and this one stands out as one of the very best. Terry Theise is a brilliant mastermind of German wine imports and this is one of the stars of his illustrious portfolio. The bouquet of this wine is truly magnificent with it's stunning aromas of mandarin orange, white blossom, honey suckle, slate, mineral, nectarine, dried apricot, lime peel, and probably a whole list of nuances that I'm not sharp enough to distinguish!! On the palate this wine shimmers with brilliant acidity and amazing viscosity that coats the palate with flavors of apricot nectar, orange marmalade, citrus peel, honey suckle, honey dew melon, and urethral mineral notes. This is a hedonistic, ultra seamless, perfectly balanced, motherfucker of a wine!! 95+ points and I'm a being ultra conservative with that score.