jamie goode's wine blog

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

After a trip to London with the kids (just how long is it possible for two boys to spend in Hamleys???)it's time for a glass of wine. Tonight's offering is Fred Loimer's Riesling Langenlois 2002 Kamptal, Austria (Fred is pictured in contemplative mode). It's not an expensive wine (c. 8; another from Andrew Chapman), but it is satisfying. Austria makes some great Rieslings, and this one reminds me more of Australian Riesling (it's dry, with 12.5% alcohol) than anything from Germany, or even Alsace. It's not quite as piercingly dry and savoury as many Aussie Rieslings, but it shares the subtly honeyed, limey fruit with a bit of an acid bite on the finish, which is almost spicy. Quite sophisticated and grown up; good with food.


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