Author johnswuSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 02/18/2011
Never really was a fan of whites until i saw this in an enomatic tasting room. I decided to give it a try and I was floored. The acidity gave this an electrifying zing / zest feeling followed by perfectly balanced flavors of peach + pineapple + cinammon. Unlike other Rieslings I've tried, this was remarkably similar to Sauternes (one of my favorites). In fact, my most impressive Sauternes to date was a 1990 d'Yquem (also dispensed from an enomatic) and this $30 auslese surpassed it.
After I finished the glass, I decided not to buy it because I was already carrying a heavy case. On the drive home, the finish was still lingering... I could still taste the auslese....
For the next couple days, I kept regretting not buying it, so I went back and stocked up. Also ordered his 89 and 05 vintages online to compare.
Unfortunately, Bert Simon has sold his vineyards and retired, so stock up!! I believe 2005 his is final vintage.