Hiestand Riesling Trocken 2013, Qualitätswein

Riesling Riesling
Germany

$16.75 (424515)

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October 17, 2015

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very pleasant, bright, tender and elegant riesling that is not as dry as I expected, given its trocken...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A ripe and fleshy, barely off-dry, lightly honeyed, balanced and solidly flavoured Rheinhessen riesling. Solid stuff....

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

There's just too much sulfur and not enough depth on this basic Rheinhessen Riesling, but it's decent, easygoing, and varietally sound, with notes of lemon, peach, pineapple, yellow plum, and honey, along with a vague minerally whiff, in a not-over-dry, fairly tart fruit stew, with a slight bitterness on the finish. (Interestingly, there's also a floral, rose-petal note that squeaks out early on, and guava that comes later.) It's fine, and thankfully the sulfur subsides, but it does serve as a reminder of just how much better German Riesling can be even just a rung or two further up the ladder.

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