Tuesday, September 23, 2008

2003 Heymann-Löwenstein, Riesling Röttgen

(Decanted 4 hours - Glass; Riedel Sommerliers Riesling)

There is something that I like about the wines from Heymann-Löwenstein…I think I have said this before. But his wines are authentic, wild and almost energizing. This 2003 has a lot of exotic fruits, honey, flowers, but with peach as the dominant note. As always with this producer there is a spicy and tickly element, which is also the case here and it brings a lot of warmth and character. So far so good, but the taste is disappointing. I find it lacks the needed precision and it simply becomes to oily on the tongue and it kills the acidity backbone. Over time, and when knowing about the difficulties on the taste, the nose becomes less inspirational.


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