Friday, 20 April 2012


This particular Silvaner didn't really rock my boat.

Weingut Hahnmühle, Silvaner "Gäseritsch" Spätlese trocken 2009, Nahe, Germany
I mean, I really wanted it to rock my boat, but it was not to be. Pear all round - both on the nose and the palate. Clean, crisp and dry. This wine has been praised to the high heavens elsewhere, and I'm not about to deny that it has something that some people would find very attractive. For one thing, it's probably the perfect asparagus accompaniment. Secondly, it tastes a whole lot better than your average Chablis for the same price. And yet, I was rather uninspired. Maybe it's my problem. Maybe I prefer Gutedel to Silvaner. Maybe that sounds parochial. Oh well.

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