KOFERERHOF WEINGUT KERNER - 2005
Kerner is a grape varietal believed to be derived from Gewurztraminer. From Italy, it has 13.5% alcohol.
Pale straw color with a nose full of apples. Dry with lots of acidity yet there's a hint of sweetness lurking. Plenty of charred oak upfront with a mid-palate of Juicy Fruit chewing gum, peaches and tropical fruits. There's a ton of citrus on the finish which begins somewhat tart before transitioning to honey and apple. The tremendous finish goes on for at least 60 seconds.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This is a fascinating wine. The finish is extraordinary. Tastes like a blend of Gewurztraminer and Riesling. I really like this wine but at $26 it is difficult to recommend. If you want a new varietal experience, this one might be worth your while.