Riesling Spätlese 'Felseneck' 2010, Schäfer-Fröhlich, Nahe, Germany
Tim Schäfer-Frohlich has been described as a 'boy wonder' winemaker by more than one commentator, and his startlingly chiselled and focused dry wines in particular are regarded as some of the finest being made in Germany. Here we have a fruitier number, his Spätlese from the Felseneck vineyard opposite his house, which shows off an electrifying balancing act between fruit and acidity, chock full of lime and white peach, with a crystalline purity that is the hallmark of his wines. Devastatingly good as an aperitif, with a gentle 'come hither' ABV of 7.5%: finishing the bottle need carry no guilt. Slips neatly into the 'breakfast wine' category.