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Friday, December 31, 2010

Willm Riesling Réserve 2008 Review


Today I wanted to start my day with something that is not a beer, something refreshing, something lighter, something that has been chilling in the fridge for a few days now - the Willm Riesling Réserve 2008. I got this bottle from the vintage section of the local LCBO for $15.95.

The wine comes in a tall green bottle, which prevents you from seeing the attractive light golden color of the wine, though the lighter parts of the label do resemble what is inside. The aroma is very inviting and crisp with notes of apples, pears and citrus. The taste is equally crisp and very refreshing with the same fruity notes. The wine is neither very dry nor sweet and is nicely balanced. The finish is long and dominated by sour pears with a touch of limes, which is something I enjoy very much. Overall, this was a great first drink of the day with a lot of potential for leaving you refreshed happy with your purchase.

Scores:
Cost - $15.95 for a 750 mL bottle
Taste - 8.2/10
ABV - 12%

Overall - 8.3/10...I just feel like giving it an extra 0.1 for the great pear finish

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