198 refers to the clone type that was used for this wine. 8.3% Alcohol. It is very much in the Spatlese style of Riesling and at a tasting, was my favorite wine. Pale, silvery gold in color. The nose is nice with petrol and minerals. It is curious why it shows petrol a such a young age but the wine is otherwise young and fresh. On the palate, this is sweet and approaches cloying but falls short of that. A pineapple juice quality to it. Enough acidity to carry it off. Long finish. This would be great with Thai or other spicy Asian cuisines. It is fairly priced and is likely to drink well for at least five and likely ten or more years.
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