Emrich-Schönleber, Riesling trocken, 2008
Lime, peach, mineral, herbs, peach, lime, good acidity - I do actually feel a little sorry for using these words here over and over again. But what can I do, these German Rieslings are just very good at delivering that - and the 2008 dry Riesling from the Emrich-Schönleber winery is no exception. In fact, it is a good example for a dry, crisp and fresh wine of this type that also comes at a reasonable price (especially if you take into consideration that it comes from one of Germany's most prestigious wineries).
So let's keep this short, shall we? Colour: pale, shiny straw with some green, going very pale around the edges. Nose: lime, mineral, peach, herbs - dry and still pleasantly fresh. Palate: lime, mineral, lively acidity, a bit spicy, herbs, also a little bitter; good presence, but not as strong mid-palate; finish: mineral and lime, with the occasional peach, fairly long tingly sensation.
This Emrich-Schönleber is not a mind-blowing wine, but it also has no aspirations to be. Instead it is 'just' a very good, really enjoyable Riesling of the fresh and focussed variety.