So far wines from the Van Volxem winery have not let us down, so when I came across a bottle of the 2005 Riesling from the Saar river at my favourite Battersea wine merchant last year (the notes are from September) I had to take it home with me.
A wine of shiny golden colour and a nice nose of mineral, smoothed over with caramel-plum and herbs, with the addition of a little petrol. In the mouth, a rich, almost saturated experience, a Riesling with some complexity and also well rounded.
The Saar features a little bitter green fruit; cool, dusty mineral; herbs; peach, stone fruit and spicy plum, all wrapped up in and a nutty creaminess - and still not too heavy.
A delicious Riesling that we both very much enjoyed.