Sunday, November 27, 2005

2002 Salomon Pfaffenberg Riesling (Austria)

Interesting greenish-pewtery gold color. Fascinating nose of limes, minerals, and Alsace Riesling-like "gout de petrol." Fresh, bright, citrusy/minerally flavors. Like a dry, austere style Alsace Riesling, but lighter in body and with higher acidity, like a German Mosel. Would be stunning with shellfish or shrimp. 87. About $15 at Spec's on Westheimer.

1 comment:

Stephan said...

Nice to see you blog about Austrian wines. Rieslings from Austria are generally dry, and usually lighter in alcohol and fruitier than the Alsatians. I guess your observations confirm the rule of thumb. Cheers.