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Review: 2008 Dr. Peter Poontinger Riesling


When launched, the ad for this new German import will read, “A Great White Win Named Poontinger? Believe It.” And there is a picture of a Jackalope. Apparently Poontinger is a play on the German version of the mythical creature.

Serious wine? No, not really. It’s a $10 wine designed for restaurants to sell by the glass for 5 or 6 bucks a pop.

How’s it taste? Just fine. Not a lot to it. A light nose, a bigger honey and apple body with a lot of tartness to it, and a moderate finish. A medium-dry “halb-trocken,” it’s nothing you haven’t experienced in a budget Riesling before, but certainly worth 10 bucks a bottle.

Plus you get to say “Poontinger.”

B / $10 / paulanerhpusa.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. boozeblogger January 19, 2010

    haha, ‘Poontinger’

    Just rolls off the tongue.


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