Mosel Riesling v Pauillac - a question of age
Another meal and another lesson: how much more slowly top quality Mosel Riesling ages than top quality red bordeaux. At a meal chez nous last weekend, with a menu remarkably similar to that described last week in In praise of Vouvray and new potatoes because that’s what’s so deliciously in season here in the UK now, I decided to make 1997 the theme. It seemed fair enough to see how 10 year-old wines from three classic regions were ageing. We started with Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese 1997 Mosel as an aperitif (with cheese straws) and this was by far the most...
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