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Trefethen Dry Riesling - petrochemical nose?

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Trefethen Dry Riesling - petrochemical nose?

pickypicky | Sep 10, 2009 06:39 AM

Last night we were served two rieslings by a young sommelier, who is a bit raw but talented. ( It's been fun to watch his learning process.) One of the rieslings was a Trefethen dry. I don't remember the vintage, but the nose was flatout petroleum or gasoline. The taste was lovely, although my husband says he found it slightly oily in the mouth. Is this a characteristic? I can't believe it isn't a flaw or that a jug of transmission fluid didn't fall into the barrel. The sommelier couldn't explain it and accepted the strangeness without question.

Help.

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