Mike Weir Riesling 2008 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
Maturing and aromatic, Weir's '08 riesling shows the green citrus fruit and lightly herbal notes of the vintage...
This is huge value - and a winner of the first Ontario Lieutenant Governor's Award in 2011. Made at Chateau des...
Beautiful, Mosel-like nose of lime and slatey minerality. Palate shows good weight and concentration and even...
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I first tasted this wine in a blind taste as part of a midterm wine exam I recently took and was so intrigued with it I ordered a case the next day. I’d go broke pretty quick if all Rieslings tasted like this one.
Highlighted by big, lively, crisp acidity rarely tasted to this degree and a mineral backbone this wine is in a class of its own and a steal at under $15. Extremely food friendly. A great buy if you can still find it.
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Apples, apricots, honey, terpentine, and floweriness on the nose. A racy acidity on the palate makes this a very drinkable wine. The aftertaste stays with you for a long, long time. Just about off-dry. Incredible wine at the price.
This riesling was very impressive and a great bargain when released, as the reviews from 2011 attest, but I had my doubts about how it would fare over the longer haul. More than four years later, all doubts have been erased. The bottle I just opened (my last, unfortunately) still displayed attractive honey and dried fruit aromas, perhaps a bit more petrol than previously, lime/mineral notes, and crisp acidity. I tasted it alongside a very fine 2008 Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt RK riesling, and it more than held its own. Another good example of the potential for making fine riesling in Ontario.