This is one of several wines we bought during our 2008 Mosel tour. Clemens Busch was the last winery we visited on a busy day of tasting wine and despite a certain exhaustion we were very impressed with the dry Rieslings, a style many people might not expect from the Mosel. So how does the wine taste when taken out of the winery's tasting room?
The colour is a somewhat greenish gold, not unpleasant. The nose is promising, featuring: dry, green fruit, mineral and zingy acidity. In the mouth great interaction between creamy mineral, dryness, floral/herbal notes, green apples and a hint of exotic fruit. Very clear; also sharp, lively acidity that is just starting to smooth a little compared to the intense experience over a year ago.
Really nice. If you like some acidity in your dry Riesling, go for it.