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2007 Mosel Riesling – Qualitatswein

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Seems to have more alcohol than their -Kabinet

Clear, clean, light pale-straw

Nose: candy, sherbert, fresh, lime-minerality, tinned-peaches, honey

A lot fuller – more dimension to it, broader on the entry, much fuller mouth feel, more bracing finish… would stand up to food a lot better than the Riesling-Kabinet. A bit more graceful – certainly not as lively but certainly better rounded.

Serve with: shell-fish (scallops pan-seared in chilli-infused olive oil)

or – with Thai-green curries/ Chicken Korma with pineapple and coconut

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2007 Mosel Riesling-Kabinett

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Seemed to have a higher acidityBalancing Act

Clear, clean, light pale-straw

Nose: Apple sour-patch-kids, fresh green melon, sea-breeze, cheeky, clean

Muscata on the entrance; immediately makes the mouth water; enough sugar to keep you bouncing off the walls, fizzes with sweetness, pumps vitality. Rocketing sugar cut with a high acidity – making for a high-wire act that still pulls off a fine balance between two extremes.

Pleasant and clean finish, lingering tingle on the tongue,

Balanced – could make a crazy spritzer… or even used in cocktail instead of sour-mix… would work well in a punch as well (perhaps two-shots Van Gogh Appel Vodka, one part , one part soda water, a twist of lime, a dash of bitters and ice.)

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von Hövel Oberemmeler Hutte Kabinett Riesling 2005, Germany

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

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is where its at on the restaurant seen. Much like the maxim of conversation ‘don’t talk about religion, politics or money’; or the golden rule of restaurants ‘don’t order chicken or pasta or anything else you could make at home’ – I think a third rule wish to add is, ‘when you’re dining out, don’t order Pino Gris or Merlot.’ Pinot Gris is the chicken of , if that makes sense – but can often add something special, and as the flavour profile of the Western culinary experience changes to using zest, rind and Thai-style spices, so we need to choose wines with more exotic flavour profiles. This von Hovel is bursting with fruit-salad and citrus flavours, and is an incredibly crisp, succulent, racey and fresh smorgasbord of melons, lemon-peel, paw paw and fresh-cut pineapple. This wine is a testament to the potential of white wine to appeal to the youthful male palate.

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