Thursday, January 15, 2009
MILZ-LAURENTIUSHOF RIESLING KABINETT TRITTENHEIMER 2006
The Grade: AMAZING. The Mojo: I’ve made no secret about it – I am infatuated with German Riesling. It’s the wine equivalent to Melinda Clarke (Lady Heather on CSI) for me – searingly sexy, decadent, and possessing shadowy, bewitching complexity that leaves me a wanton zombie. The Milz-Laurentiushof Riesling Kabinett Trittenheimer 2006 is a gorgeous, slightly-dry Riesling from the Mosel that demonstrates amazing depth, well-balanced mineral, white flower, white peach, nectarine, Rainer cherries, orange zest and a richness that goes on and on. It lends the impression that this wine has a long shelf life, with the potential for 15-20 years in the cellar, yet is very approachable now. It’s just gonna get better and better.