July 12, 2012
Hillebrand 2007 Trius Dry Riesling
Found July 2012
It's time for Hillebrand to redeem themselves in this column ... after finding a dreadful 2004 Riesling I thought I'd give them another chance with something from a much hotter vintage (a little unfair, especially when dealing with a Riesling). This one fared much better. The nose had developed a lot of petrol (usual in a hot year) with peach and lemon pith backing. The taste had lime zest and pith, apple sauce and a little paraffin. As the wine began to warm in the glass - as it is apt to do on a hot day - the wine gained more of an apple juice character. Drinkable and fairly good, not great but good. Lost & Found Rating: Tolerable
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