Morrisons Riesling Auslese Mosel 2012

Morrisons riesling 2012Germany 8%

I’ll keep this review short, my son picked this up for me while shopping in Morrisons, not really knowing what he was buying only that he knows I like Riesling and more importantly it was on special offer. The bottle itself is fairly non-descript and the wine although fairly one dimensional and simple it was surprisingly enjoyable.

This was supposed to be semi sweet and it was, you really needed to drink this well chilled as it started to get a little sickly and cloying as it got warmer. Looked nice enough in the glass fairly bright straw like colour with a nose of honey and lemons but in the background if you took a big enough sniff there was a hint of puncture repair kit.

When really cold, first sip was very pleasant, a mouthful of sherbet lemons hits you first along with apricots and maybe some peach. It was fairly sweet but it didn’t feel to sickly especially really cold and it was nice and light on alcohol coming in at 8%.

Overall, nice enough, easy to drink, nothing complex, nothing to really dislike about it unless you don’t like wines on the sweet side. I don’t know how much my son paid for it but knowing him and the bargain hunter he is it must have been fairly cheap but it was an nice gesture and it was an ok simple wine.

6corksMy Rating 6/10 Corks

Peter & Peter Mosel Riesling Trocken 2013

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Germany 12.0%

Staring to drink a lot more German wines these days and I have been pretty impressed with most if not all of them.  This Peter & Peter Mosel  Riesling Trocken (dry) made by a family owned company called ‘Zimmermann Graeff & Müller’ (ZGM) under the leadership of chief winemaker Peter Griebeler , (not sure which Peter he is ?) have made a very nice dry fruity and extremely drinkable Riesling.

I always seem to break out a bottle of Riesling when curry is on the menu and this time I’m very glad I did. The curry in question was a homemade Thai –ish chicken curry made by my son who told us it was mild, mild it wasn’t, tasty it was, paired with the wine it was a match made in heaven.

Firstly don’t serve this wine too cold, I did and it definitely tasted better as it warmed up. In the glass it was a lovely golden straw like colour with aromas of apples, lemons, limes, apricots and slightly peachy.  Tasting it on it’s own it hits you with zesty limes that give you that kick of mouth watering acidity, the peaches, apricots and ripe apples then come through a oily coating giving that traditional Riesling taste. It was fairly dry with just a hint of sweetness but it when sipped after a mouthful of aromatic  fiery curry that it really began to shine, complementing the heat and spices like no other drink could.

peter&peter2(450 x 600)This was a very good wine for the price and if paired with Asian or Oriental food especially anything spicy it was even better than very good.

One thing I found strange was the bottle cap had a & symbol printed on it, why not P&P (postage and packing, I hear you cry) still found it strange !

8.5corksMy Rating 8.5/10 Corks

Tesco around £7.50