The nose reveals; some petrol, flinty notes, white peach, lemon, lime, pineapple, orange rind, green apple skin, dry herbaceous notes, soft volcanic minerals citrus blossoms, yellow lilies and white flowers.
The body is medium, waxy and leads into a near dry tannin and or minerality as it sets. The petrol notes seem almost sweet. Flinty notes, white peach, lemon, lime, pineapple, orange rind, green apple skin, honey notes, dry herbaceous notes, soft but, palate gripping volcanic minerals citrus blossoms, yellow lilies and white flowers. The acidity is round but, could be just a bit higher for me. The beautiful finish is; round, lush, elegant, balanced and well polished.
Photos of; Klein Constantia, art work that hangs in their tasting room, etched oak barrel from a 300 year old oak tree they waited a long time to get, the tasting room & library wine cellar in Duggies Dungeon-a former owner of the Estate. — 2 days ago
Stands out from the always excellent Skurnick Riesling portfolio. From both ends of the spectrum, it’s neither laser sharp nor sweet and deep. It’s a powerhouse - voluptuous, creamy, luscious, and concentrated. Overtly aromatic and very grand. Think Viognier.
Orange and fleshy ripe peach with bitter fuzzy skin. — 5 days ago
Nose of slate, mineral, Meyer lemon, herbs, even Rainer cherries. Really nice. Very clean and very pure with racy acidity and terrific energy. Lovely lime/mineral finish. Nice mouthfeel, excellent balance and really refined. Long finish. Salty. Great. — 2 days ago
Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.
White number one. In comparison to other Alsatian Rieslings I enjoy, this was certainly more on the mellow side. Even after time in the glass, very little notes of petrol or limestone. This showed more like a SB or better yet, an older Alsatian Pinot Gris. Had some oily characteristics with grilled Meyer lemon and honeyed chalk, but certainly more restrained in style. Obviously of nice quality, I think this is just the style to be more friendly with pairings as it paired well with crab cakes. — 7 days ago
Clean, Cristalclear and Precise.
Peat, resin, reine claude plums, chalk, lemonpreserve, yeast, tripel ale, iodine, old foudres, hyacinth... I could go on and on.
Very elegant and complex. Thirstquenching yet cerebral.
A wonderful wine in a unique style that reminds me of Chablis from Raveneau. — 3 days ago
Beautiful. Laser sharp and viscous at once. Quite the dialogue all the way thru the bottle. The thickness provided fruits such as Apple and apricots... then there was acid and cut lawn... at the same time. I'm guessing not a sensation for everyone... so more for me. — 5 days ago
What a great wine. But the nose is a bit closed upon opening. Slate, pineapple, citrus, peach, blood orange, super pure and clean, lovely nuance and subtlety. Juicy and super closed on the palate. Will come back to this. It’s all there but very closed. — 5 days ago
Opened about 6/7 bottles in a night
They went from badly corked to a marvelous gracely aged riesling
From lime peel , caramelised lemon to ginger, nutmeg or even hints of curry
A bunch of selected mixed herbs was there too: from sage to Thai mint, and so much more that I made a beautiful looking paint(in my mind at least)
Never too sweet and reasonably long aftertaste, which replicates the above notes again — a day ago
If there is such a thing as wines that can conjure a personal connection irrespective of “greatness,” but a connection of language and dialect, this is one of those wines for me. The same is true of all Ovum wines I’ve tried - quiet wines of place. Voluptuous but not clamorous.
Green herbs and aloe. Ice box spiced lemon meringue pie. Fat and creamy. Minty lemony creme brûlée. — 4 days ago
Zowie Batman, this is always one of the top Spatlese of the vintage in the Mosel and this 2016 is epic. Stunning nose of peaches, apricots and Hühnerberg spices. Insane slate perfume. Just out of control. Palate has tons of sweet peaches and peach juice with epic juiciness and even a honeyed element but so precise and straight as an arrow. So long and obviously young but what a spectacular Spatlese. — 8 days ago