Pannonhalmi Apatsagi Pineceszet – Riesling, 2015

  • Basic info: Pannonhalmi Apatsagi Pineceszet, Riesling – Pannonhalma, Western Hungary, 2015
  • Type: white
  • Price estimate: $18 (from Somm Select)
  • Look: light to medium yellow, translucent with only some legs
  • Smell: Lovely aromas of lemon and honey
  • Taste: Apricot, citrus, maybe a little mango. White grape and a little mineral note in the middle. Finish is medium length with some honey, but not sweet.
  • Conclusions: Fantastic! Really beautiful wine. Easy to drink, but a lot of character and no two sips are exactly alike.
  • Other notes: When I first read the description of this, I decided I had to pick up a bottle or two. “Bone dry Riesling” was the basic description and I thought that would be great on a warm spring day. I expected a pretty good wine, but I didn’t expect one that would just totally blow me away. From the first sip to the last, I savored this wine – I kept trying to figure out why I liked it so much, but never came to a firm conclusion. Bob thought it was just as good – amazingly well crafted and a lot of interest. I was so glad I picked up two bottles of this and slightly sad that I didn’t get more.
  • From the bottle: No bottle notes, but from Somm Select: “Pale straw-colored with green highlights at the rim, with aromas of kaffir lime, white peach, green apple, white flowers, exotic spice, wet stones, and a hint of white mushroom. Medium bodied and textured . . . delivers great freshness and mineralogy.” 13.1% alcohol by volume.

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