Koster Wolf Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken Flonheimer Rothenpfad is a mineral-scented off-dry Riesling from Germany's Rheinhessen region. Still in its youth, this fine Riesling shows flinty, lime aromas, with a rounded yet refreshing palate. This is above all a food wine; a perfect partner for Thai cusine or fish cooked in rich sauces.
The wonderful balance between sugar and acidity found in this wine, makes it a good example of the wines from the Nahe region. A young, dry, streamlined and fruity wine with just a hint of refreshing spritz on the palate.
Expressive aromas of jasmine are complemented by zesty citrus notes. Refreshing and beautifully balanced with a marked mineral streak, it has a complex yet attractively delicate character and a long, lifted finish.
Villa Gutenberg Riesling Kabinett Johannisberger Erntebringer, from Germany's Rheingau region, is the best Qualitatswein for this price that we have tasted. It is a medium-dry delicate Riesling with vibrant aromas of steely lime, flowers and a hint of peach.
Growing up a Stone's Throw away on the same vineyard, it is little wonder that these two are fast friends. Riesling's cool minerality meshes with Gewürztraminer's exotic spice and rose water, in this delicious, refreshing blend.
Dopff au Moulin Riesling is an elegant, dry Riesling from vineyards around the town of Riquewihr, in Alsace. It shows fresh floral aromas with lively lemon hints, and characteristic Riesling mineral and citrus notes on the palate.
Saint Clair Origin Riesling is a light bodied easy drinking wine showing distinct Riesling characters of ripe lime and grapefruit. The wine has a distinct minerality and good fruit weight, which follows through with well balanced acidity and a round, smooth pleasing finish.
Larry Cherubino Ad Hoc Wallflower Mt Barker Riesling, from Western Australia, was described thus by wine critic james Halliday: "Has a highly toned and expressive bouquet with perfumed white flower aromas, then a bright but quite tight palate with touches of apple and citrus."
Saint Clair Godfrey's Creek Noble Riesling is a deliciously complex dessert wine, with a bouquet of poached apricot, candied citrus and white clover honey. Opulent and silky on the palate with rich orange, lemon and cocoa notes leading to a long, smooth finish.
Aromatic pink grapefruit, green apple, floral notes and a lift of tropical guava are held together by a loosely woven framework of zippy acidity. A wine of depth and complexity with a light, creamy texture and a lively, mineral finish.
A wine with spectacular intensity, texture and density, an elegant bouquet of orange blossom and lime leaf. Fine mineral nuances contribute to a silky, textured wine with good length and lively acid finish.
Pieroth Blue Mild Sekt is a sparkling riesling, bright and light with generous bubbles. Subtle floral aromas mingle with a slight yeastiness that makes the wine both approachable and satisfying, then finishes with a touch of honey and pear.
Donabaum Riesling Spitzer Federspiel, from Austria's Wachau region, has a delicate floral expression with underlying intense lime and minerality over a creamy texture and a beautifully fresh and lively finish. Lovely Riesling expression.
A handmade wine that shows poise, elegance and character, the nose displayings aromas of Granny Smith apples, lemon thyme and mandarin. The palate has finesse, generosity and structure, with flavours of finger lime, blood orange and star fruit.
A wine of immense purity and drive that is bursting with intense aromas of rose water, lime and hints of freshly cut Nashi pear. The tightly wound palate delivers laser focussed acidity and crisp lime juice at its core and shows all the hallmarks of a youthful but restrained Florita Riesling. Pure with a long, citrus finish.
Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Grünlack Spätlese 'Green Seal' is a rich and fragrant Spätlese, with an exotic bouquet of orange peel, pineapple and passion fruit, lime complemented by ripe, red apple and delicious mineral undertones. Initial sweetness is perfectly balanced by a juicy freshness on the palate with a delicately creamy finish.