Schmitt Sohne Riesling Kabinett 2010

Member Review by Onin24eagle:

Wanted to expand my palate. I like German rieslings so I decided to try something else and picked up a Liebfraumilch. There aren't a lot of options around my area when picking one of these so I settled on the Shmitt Sohne since I think their QBA riesling is better than average. Nose is pretty light and a little floral. Actually reminds me of some homemade dandelion wines I've tried. On the palate I was quite taken aback. I had tried a Liebraumilch years ago and thought it was awful. It was so long ago that I don't remember what it tasted like but I do remember dumping half the bottle down the drain. I was afraid this would be a repeat but upon tasting it I was pleasantly surprised. Nice ripe peach with just a hint of.....grapefruit? Sounds weird I know but I actually like it. There's also a slight bit of residual sugar giving this wine just a hint of sweetness. Acidity is pronounced but not overwhelming and balances quite well with the sugars. Finish lingers for a few seconds and reminds me of eating fresh citrus which is likely where I'm picking up the grapefruit flavors. I'm not an expert on this variety by any means so I'm simply going to rate it based on how I like it. 3.5 glasses, I'll probably buy another for the wine rack. This would be quite good served chilled on a hot summer day.

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Schmitt Söhne:
Schmitt-Söhne is a large company that produces wines throughout Germany. They are best known for their Rieslings, produced in different regions within the country and from dry to sweet. They also make wines from different varietals in red, white, rosé and sparkling, also from dry to sweet. 

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Snooth User: Onin24eagle
1012672596
3.50 5
05/25/2012

Wanted to expand my palate. I like German rieslings so I decided to try something else and picked up a Liebfraumilch. There aren't a lot of options around my area when picking one of these so I settled on the Shmitt Sohne since I think their QBA riesling is better than average. Nose is pretty light and a little floral. Actually reminds me of some homemade dandelion wines I've tried. On the palate I was quite taken aback. I had tried a Liebraumilch years ago and thought it was awful. It was so long ago that I don't remember what it tasted like but I do remember dumping half the bottle down the drain. I was afraid this would be a repeat but upon tasting it I was pleasantly surprised. Nice ripe peach with just a hint of.....grapefruit? Sounds weird I know but I actually like it. There's also a slight bit of residual sugar giving this wine just a hint of sweetness. Acidity is pronounced but not overwhelming and balances quite well with the sugars. Finish lingers for a few seconds and reminds me of eating fresh citrus which is likely where I'm picking up the grapefruit flavors. I'm not an expert on this variety by any means so I'm simply going to rate it based on how I like it. 3.5 glasses, I'll probably buy another for the wine rack. This would be quite good served chilled on a hot summer day.


Snooth User: Onin24eagle
1012672596
3.50 5
05/29/2012

Three and a half glasses



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