Great wines inspire silent contemplation

The German Kabinett, a 1989 Riesling Scharzhofberger from Egon Muller.
The German Kabinett, a 1989 Riesling Scharzhofberger from Egon Muller. PHOTO: THE BUSINESS TIMES

(THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Silent upon a peak. That precisely describes the moments after drinking a glass of a great red wine, such as Musigny or J F Mugnier. Silent in contemplation and wonderment, quietly savouring and embedding the lingering flavours on my palate into my memory bank.

It was a simple German Kabinett, a 1989 Riesling Scharzhofberger from Egon Muller, a pale-yellow wine with a bouquet of peaches with a tinge of kerosene; very lightly sweet with a minerally flavour and bouquet on the palate. Beautiful.

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