Sunday, November 15, 2009

Max Ferd. Richter Mosel Riesling

You guys are all Riesling fans, it seems to me. I wondered what I could impress you with. So I came up with this 8% alcohol wine from the Mosel. The mouthful is 2001 Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer.

This is a very charming and well made wine. 'Kabinett' means the grapes are picked relatively early, yet the citrus and lime characteristics are strong. The wine shows beautiful elegance and a soft and silky finish. It is starting to mellow, but is still quite fresh.

I enjoyed this wine despite its off-dry character, although I still prefer my whites dry.

Score: 94/-

1 comment:

Austin Beeman said...

I'm glad your are a fan of the Max Ferd Richter Riesling. I was lucky enough to spend an hour with Dirk Richter of MFR and record a video interview.

2 of the 4 pieces I recorded are now available on the web. I hope you enjoy them. Dirk is a great ambassador for German Wine.