2015 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
From a 375ml, this is a desert wine. Beerenauslese means the grapes are late harvest grapes affected by noble rot and picked individually off the vines. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is pretty with honey and apricots along with a slight wet stone note. Full bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, this is sweet, not cloying. Some depth. A nice way to finish an evening. Still very young, this wine should go another twenty years. Nice on its own, this would be nice with soft cheeses.
2015 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs, Germany Nahe, Wine Review
Wonderful, if still very young, showing for this wine. Golden in color with just a hint of green hues. The nose has peaches with smoke and wet rocks. Boisterous acidity. Great texture. On the palate, this is delicious. Peaches and baked peaches oppose crisp minerality and wet rocks. Plenty of depth if still tight. It unwinds in the glass. Long finish. This is very young and just starting to get expressive. It should improve over the next twenty years or so and then drink well for twenty more after that. Quite food friendly, it went well with Chinese food but should also work wit
2015 Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with pineapple, minerals, peach and vanilla. Medium bodied. Round, no hard edges. Good acidity. On the palate, peaches, vanilla and minerality. This is sweet but enough acidity to balance. Long finish. This is still young but drinking well. It should drink well for another fifteen to twenty years. Nice on its own, this will work with food that can work with the sweetness. It would be lovely with Thai food.
2002 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
This is drinking beautifully. Medium golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has pineapple, wet rocks, slight rock candy and slight peach. Lovely semi-viscous texture. Good acidity. On the palate, this is sweet but just a bit. Pineapple and peach with underlying minerality and wet rocks. Long finish. Delicious. This is mature and probably should be consumed in the next ten years. Great on its own, this is very food friendly. It will work great with Peking Duck.
2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
The last time I tried this (2018) this was shut down. It was nice to revisit this as it wakes up. It still could use more cellar time. Patience will be rewarded. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has some sulfur but much less than Prum wines of twenty years ago. Aromas of sulfur, smoke, minerals, slight pineapple and lemon. Medium bodied. Slightly viscous texture. Great lively acidity. On the palate, minerals, lemons and slight pineapple. This is sweet but the acidity keeps it from being heavy. Long finish. This needs a few more years in the cellar at this point
2009 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese **, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
The wines are Richter are some of the best values in wine. These are world class Riesling for an affordable price. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has minerals, peaches, and slight lemon. Medium bodied. Slightly viscous. On the palate, this is sweet. Not cloying but not semi-sweet either. Load of minerality, peach and slight salinity. Great balance. Long finish. Delicious. This drinks great on its own and will work well with lighter or spicy foods. A nice choice with Thai food. Drink over the next twelve to fifteen years.
2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
Arguably the best producer of Riesling in the world. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is lovely with just a hint of petrol along with peach, wet rocks and slight white flower notes. Full bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, this is sweet but with enough acidity to cut it. Very rich. Peach, slight pineapple and minerality. Long finish. Nice on its own, this will work well for dessert with a not too sweet cake. Drink over the next thirty years.
Böcking 2017 Pinot Blanc
It’s not often you’ll find a white wine, especially a Pinot Blanc on shelves with this much age on it. But in the capable hands of the Böcking team, this is a great find. The vineyards are located in the middle of the Mosel. This offers crisp and clean summer citrus fruits with just a hint of sweetness, making this a delightful addition to your white wine roster. The mild notes of lemon verbena, lime kefir, Asian peach, and Bartlett pear are properly supported by a driving acidity and slight minerality.
2010 Weingut Hermann Ludes Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Auslese Alte Reben, Germany, Mosel Saar, Ruwer, Wine Review
Made from old vines (alte reben). Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with minerals/wet rocks, slight pineapple and a bit of diesel. Medium bodied. Some viscosity. On the palate, this is slightly sweet. Lots of minerality with a bit of pineapple and citrus (Meyer lemon?). Good acidity. Nice finish. Showing just a hint of age, this should drink well for another ten to fifteen years (at least). Nice on its own, this will work with lighter salads; a pasta salad would work well.