St. Julian 2013 Reserve Late Harvest Riesling (Lake Michigan Shore) Review
June 10, 2019
The wine is soft and ripe, with a touch of spice that adds complexity to the fruitiness. It is attractive as it is fruity and full of red currant and black plum fruit flavors.
The Cte de Tric, from the Lowi family, is a small village in the north of the village. An unusual wine, it is a blend of the two principal grapes–the green grapes, Syrah and Grenache–that go with the dominant character of red currant and white almond. The wine has a wide, mouthfilling texture, a light touch and a toasty finish.
Aromas of smoke, black cherry and a whiff of freshly ground black pepper come together in the glass. The firm palate offers black raspberry, raspberry, anise and a hint of clove alongside firm tannins. The finish is smooth and long.
Aromas of freshly sliced apple, lemon curd and a whiff of toasted marshmallow come together in the glass. The simple palate offers white peach and anise alongside tangy acidity and dry, somewhat chunky-feeling apple and pear flavors.
This wine has a ripe, lightly spicy character that is made up of black fruits and crisp acidity. It is as fresh as possible, yet it has a structure that gives a firm structure. The aftertaste is bright and crisp. Drink from 2017.
The fresh, lively aromatics of grapefruit and tangerine mark the nose. The palate offers a rich, round, almost sweet mouthfeel that is softened by a touch of honey.
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