Review: 2008 Dr. Peter Poontinger Riesling

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

2008 Dr. Peter Poontinger Riesling




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

1 Comment

  1. boozeblogger on January 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    haha, ‘Poontinger’

    Just rolls off the tongue.

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