28 Mar 2006

Weinlaubenhof TBA

Weinlaubenhof Trockenbeerenauslese '95
[£Curio, contact Noel Young for a very strong range of Austrians]

QUITE A moutfull (both to pronounce and to digest). A resiliant blend of Chardonnay and normally duller than rain Welschriesling (aka Riesling Italico), this botyrtis affected wine is jubiliantly-jade in colour with a piercing ripeness, high residual sugar and a very rich, cleansing, great acidity. Handsome. The aftertaste was more of an afterburn, holding forth well into the hours after the formal tasting. A burnished brass trumpet of a wine blasting an exuberant anthem.