Peter Jakob Kühn Riesling Trocken, 2013

Peter Jakob Kühn Riesling Trocken, 2013

We liked this much more than the online pointsters who seem, by and large, non-plussed.  In fact, after nodding off through three or four BC Liquor “trocken” wines this summer, none interesting enough for a review, this sort of knocked my socks off.

 

It pours out a golden nectar, honeyed nearly Sauternes gold.  It is light on the nose but hits the palate searingly dry.  There is a little filbert, pronounced mandarin and pear, a sweet blossom perfume, and a crisp nearly startling acidity that is enormously appealing, dare I say addictive (heck, it’s only 12%, why not?).

 

It tops out with an extraordinarily long finish that transitions to sweet nectarine and peach.  Then, it just sits on your tongue, like an angelic gift, tart and delectable.

 

This was a “blind” buy, spur of the moment, but once we opened the bottle I had to Google the vintner who is, no surprise, passionate, biodynamic focussed, and embraces 200 years of wine making history.  The whole shebang is easy enough to source.

 

Price: $13 USD in Seattle.  Not a typo.  $13.

 

Market Liquidity: Simple brilliance.

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