Friday, 25 February 2011

Laible's "SL"

Another Laible today, this time a notch higher in the ripeness stakes. Does "SL" stand for "Selektion Laible"?

Weingut Andreas Laible, Durbacher Plauenrain Riesling Spätlese trocken "SL" 2009, Baden
Lovely citrus/lime nose showing hints of elderflower. A refreshing understated palate of citrus, peach and minerals. My better half says she likes it. Ripe acidity and an elegant, long finish. Everything feels quite effortless - or nonchalant almost. A cool balanced mouthfeel. The 13% alcohol is barely noticeable. More feminine and alluring, and less earnest, than Pfeffingen's Herrenberg. At EUR 11.50, a relative bargain.

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