3 March, 2010
Buitenverwachting Rhine Riesling 2008—Wine ReviewComments : 5 Posted in : Riesling, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
Buitenverwachting Rhine Riesling 2008
Even after much swishing, the nose is elusive. Some grass, some lime, maybe.
I thought it was bubbly at first, which definitely confused me, but it’s just so bright of a wine that it seems bubbly. The lime from the nose is there with mellow grapefruit and mint. It’s like drinking a Smartee and has the same level of sweetness as those candies.
I like this wine a lot, which is great because I’ve been in a riesling dry spell. They’ve all seemed too sweet and mediocre lately, and I’m glad to have found one I enjoy again.
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:
So I was searching for other reviews and what did I find? That I drank this wine at a wine dinner a few months ago! The write-up of that review is here. I was mainly struck by the lime then and didn’t enjoy the wine quite as much overall. Perhaps my drought of good riesling options has made me appreciate it more?
A dry, windswept plain of stark minerality, or perhaps like drinking plate glass. With such an endless (but featureless) horizon, I’d like a little more persistence on the finish, but this is a pretty good wine anyway, and there would seem to be potential.