Tim at Winecast is the host of Wine Blogging Wednesday #45, and chose an interesting theme - Old World Riesling. The timing was perfect as I just polished off some very satisfying Donnhoff Weissburgunder and Grauburgunder and the SAQ had a release of Donnhoff's Rieslings.
Pale gold in the glass, the 2006 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett was very aromatic: classic petrol with honey and waxy notes, oranges, macadamia nuts and some grassiness. Off dry, minerally and faintly effervescent on the palate, luxuriously textured orange peel flavours, with great persistency and no rough edges. I'm going to hold a few bottles back and see how they evolve. Paired very well with a mild chicken tikka masala.
cork. 8.5% alcohol
Price: C$26.35 (SAQ)
Thanks to Tim and all of the WBW crew. I also owe a special thanks to Lyle for his assistance, as frantic blackberry-to-blackberry email exchanges resulted in some nice bottles of German riesling finding their way into my cellar - cheers Lyle!