Shared a bottle of this at The Victory in McLaren Vale recently. I had an extremely well executed dish of pan-fried barramundi, caponata and fluffy polenta whereas my companion, who arrived later, had the more difficult task of drinking it straight. Thought it worth posting a brief note for those Seppelt Drumborg fans who have some sitting in the cellar, where it should stay for at least another five years minimum.
I though I caught a small whiff of toast on opening but if it was ever there it left the building very quickly. In its wake remained the typical stern and austere traits of a Drumborg Riesling in its infancy – even at five years of age. Lots and lots of searing acid, lime and green apples plus skins. Has intensity and length but it’s a long way off being enjoyable in any hedonic sense right now. I’d drink the current vintage 2012 before opening another bottle of this. Fortunately it’s under screwcap so you don’t have to fret while you wait. 93+ Very Good
Tasted: April 2013