This is probably one of the weirdest taste descriptors I ever thought of but it really fits a certain brand of ripe Rieslings, much better than say, white fruits. The smaller onions are half sweet when baked and have a gentle spiciness that I often find in this kind of Rieslings.
Case in point:
Peter Jakob Kuhn, Oesterich Lenchen, Riesling Spatlese, 2004
I tasted this wine last December and what a difference a year makes! It had been so closed it was hard to decrypt but this time, though still very young and embryonic, it had opened enough for me to finally make an informed opinion and I found it to be very round and fleshy and ripe enough to be a de-classified Auslese, with a Sauternes-like nose and notes of baked onion. Very sexy, reminding me more of the 2005's I've tasted than of any German Riesling from 2004. (Nov. 23, 2007)
Imported by Giaconda (listed at 206 NIS for club members)