Saturday, September 18, 2021

Chateau Grand Traverse Old Mission Peninsula Whole Cluster Riesling, 2012

This has always been one of my favorite Michigan wines, and this 2012 is the oldest of my stash in the cellar. It was a good match for a seafood paella.

Medium deep gold, perhaps a bit deeper than I would expect from a nine-year-old Riesling. Rich, rounded peach and ripe pear scents with hints of petrol. Dry and medium to full body, in the Whole Cluster style. Does not have the zing and acidity of a German Riesling and is showing a bit tired and one-dimensional at this stage. I gave it 94 points when I tasted it in its youth but would give it only 88 tonight.


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