Thursday, November 8, 2012

Schmitt Söhne Liebfraumilch 2010

Schmitt Söhne Liebfraumilch 2010 (wine review and rating)

Schmitt Söhne Liebfraumilch 2010

Origin: Rhine Region, Germany
Blend: Riesling, Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau and Kerner (unknown percentages)
Alcohol Content: 9.0%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: August 2012
Purchase Price: $4.99 (750ml bottle)

Our review: Light straw-gold in color, this wine has aromas of peach and flowers, with notes of orange. Soft on the palate, the fruit flavors — and orange seems to be the primary one here — tend to be on the sweet side but there's a nice moderating acidity that balances the sweetness. The finish is quite clean.

Our rating: We had forgotten that two years ago we reviewed the 2008 vintage of this wine. It wasn't until we were preparing this review that we found our previous one … and obviously we were not altogether impressed back then. However, that's not at all what we think of this bottle, which we found delightfully refreshing. We elected to enjoy it as an aperitif, a simple end-of-afternoon/pre-dinner glass, and found it just about perfect as such. Indeed, we think it would make for an ideal friends and family gathering-style wine, one to serve with appetizers or hors d'oeuvres, a wine that would pair well with almost any food. Overall, we rate it well Above Average and, given its very attractive price, highly recommended.

No taste profile from the winemaker found.

Winery website: Schmitt Söhne GmbH.

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