Wine Tasting Note: Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese, 1999, Germany Add/Read Comments
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From the cellar.
Had this tucked away since release; the price though and where purchased from escapes me. Just a single solitary bottle in the rack remained. It wouldn't have been expensive, at a guess about £5.99. So an off-dry German white with 7 years age and just 9% alcohol.
With that age you would expect some of that petrol-like development to show on the nose and it does but not overly aggressively. A little spritz remains lifting the creamy, sherbet, lime and orange-peel flavoured wine. Not hugely complex but gentle and pleasant.
Opened as an aperitif, and to free that space in the rack, but later drunk with pan-fried kidneys in a cream and mustard sauce. Unusual I admit but the wines acidity cut through the richness of the dish and the slight sweetness complimenting the cream. It wasn't bad actually but then I simply adore kidneys!
Scribblings Rating - 86/100
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