A, B and E were Alsatian, C, D and E were German. There was a definite
difference between the two.
The order, from worst to best (including total points from the group,
more points=less people like it):
F-(49) A sweet-style Riesling (Auslese), not very balanced. Unlike some
of the other sweeter style ones which at least some people found to have
a refreshing acidic finish, this one was cloying.
A- (48) The driest one--not much going on. A little acid up front, then
There was a fairly general consensus on A and F. The others had a wider
range of opinion, some people said they didn't have a palate for the sweeter
Rieslings, some found them refreshing.
E- (36) Green apple, tart, mineral, somewhat bitter.
C- (29) ripe fruit nose, effervescent. While less sweet than D, most people
found D's long acidic finish to make it more refreshing (or less cloying,
depending on your tastes) than C.
D (28) Fairly sweet, but with high acid, esp. on the finish, so your palate
was cleaned. Described as a "vapid blonde"--sort of a one trick
pony, but a very pleasant drinkable wine esp. for hot tubs and summers.
Even though it was described as a vapid blonde, many people seemed to
keep asking for more. Very effervescent, orange blossoms.
B (19) One of the drier ones, this one was generally considered interesting
and balanced, nice acidity. Petrol nose (characteristic of Rieslings,
particularly as they age, the Alsatian ones had more petrol on the nose,
I didn't notice petrol in any of the German ones).