2013 Markus Molitor Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel ***, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
Light golden in color. Wonderful nose of minerals, simple syrup, honey and slight pineapple. On the palate, pears and minerals. This is sweet but not what I might have expected. Just about what I wanted though. Great acidity. Long finish. Its light on its feet yet intense. Lovely wine that has some upside.
Purple/ruby in color. The nose has black raspberries and slight bacon fat. On the palate, cranberries and black cherries. Slightly sour notes. Light tannins. This is a great wine to fool people in a blind tasting. After all, who is going to guess German Syrah? At around $30, this is not crazy priced either. Nothing amazing here but it is a solid, cooler profile Syrah.
Deep golden in color. The nose has a diesel note but also a honeyed quality to it. On the palate, this is sweet enough for dessert. Minerals and also some apricots. Ok aicidity. Drinking well now but with time left.
The 2015 is awesome but it is shutting down as I write this in 2018. Time to let even the basic wines sleep or give them some air. This is light golden in color. The nose has wet rocks and a slight pineapple note. It gives the perception that it will be sweet but it is dry. Great minerality. Long finish. This is under $20 and a great value. Screw capped as well.
Great showing for this wine. Everyone was blown away with this. It has really come into its own. Light golden in color. The nose is very clean with slight pineapple, lots of minerals and hints of honey. On the palate, this is sweet but not overtly. Great acidity. complex and deep with minerals, tropical fruit and pineapple. Clean no petrol. Long finish. Great with food. Stunning.
2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel - Wine Review
Wow. This bottle is probably still on the retail shelves for under $25. It is amazing. Everyone at the table was oohing and ahhing over it. And it has decades of life left if you can keep your hands off. Light golden in color. The nose is awesome. Pineapple, minerals, slight peach and what I thought was thyme (?). On the palate, this is slightly sweet. Amazing energy. Wonderful texture; slightly oily slightly sinewy with juicy acidity. Long finish. Served with fried pickles stuffed with pub cheese and chiplote mayo (a very difficult match) this handled it in stride and was aweso
I opened this to show a friend how well that Rieslings can age. A mostly dry Riesling from 1996 and it was beautiful. Golden in color, slightly deep. The nose is clean with just a bare whiff of petrol. There was grapefruit peel, slight lemon notes and "wet rocks". On the palate, it was rich and tasted dry but perhaps a bit of residual sugar left. Nice round texture but enough acidity to easily cut through it. Long finish. It begs for food and rewards the food nicely.
This was purchased at the winery. Pop and pour. Served at about 62F. Golden, slightly deep, in color. The nose is clean with pineapple and slight wet rocks. No petrol. On the palate, this is slightly sweet and given the style and vintage, not nearly as sweet as expected. That's a good thing. On the other hand, a bit more acidity would have improved the wine to the next level. That said, plenty of apples, a bit of pineapple and nice minerality. Good texture. No real sign of age and it should easily go another 20 and probably more. Went great with an assortment of cheeses.