Tesco Finest Alsace Riesling

By | August 29, 2006

The fun thing about cycling through France is you’re never too far away from a good glass of wine. Fortunately, driving through England you’re never too far away either.

Last night we had a Tesco Finest Alsace Riesling 2004. It’s pale, with just a hint of bright greenish lemon. It has a fresh floral aroma with just a touch of citrus.

It’s dry, with plenty of limes and just a touch of stone fruit, the florality doesn’t really carry through to the palate. There’s good acidity softened by a little bit of oak, but it’s very much in the background

At around £6 a bottle it’s good value, and with an alcohol level of 12% perfect for a midweek meal.