Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2013 Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier Mölsheim Riesling trocken. I nursed this for several days. I began to drink this on Saturday while I watched meine Mannschaft put on a thriller against Italy and I then followed the wine for a couple of days. The bottom line is that this is outstanding. But it is not without some quirks. First of all, this is a white that needs air. Lots of air. When popped and poured, it is tightly wound and too structured, which is not ideal if you want to drink it with some mildly flavored foods. So planning ahead is critical. But it does reward patience with pretty and laser focused peach and apple and a lovely lip smacking finish. This is a dry white that can and will age well.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.