Strange times at Seppelt but the Drumborg Riesling marches on. I received a very generous email from a reader who suggested I check this out. Truth be told, I didn’t need much encouragement but there are - as he pointed out – a paucity of reviews around. So I snaffled a bottle and I’m in the midst of drinking a glass now.
It’s more forward than most young Drumborgs. The result of a slightly warmer and drier year no doubt. The vineyard’s flavours are so familiar though. Granny Smith apples and skins, freshly cut lime, discreet spice, talc and slate. No florals (I thought I’d make that clear). It’s juicy but the mineral-driven, dry chalky length is impossible to ignore. Awesome reach and persistence. Will take age, as it always does, but it’s hard not to just dig in now. You could certainly rate this a point higher…if that matters to you. 94 Excellent
Tasted: February 2013