2015 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken, Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Wine Review
This was a bit shut down on night one, but really opened beautifully on night 2. Light to medium golden in color. The nose has nice minerality along with a bit of pineapple and an interesting slight mint note. On the palate, this is slightly viscous. There is just a hint of sweetness. Good acidity. The pineapple and minerals carry thru along with a touch of Granny Smith apples. Moderate finish. Its probably best at this point to give it a bit of air or just wait a few years on it. It will work great with Thai or Chinese foods. It should last another ten years at least if well stor
2007 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Felsentürmchen Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review
Deep golden in color, clear and bright. Gorgeous nose of minerals, wet rocks and pineapple. On the palate, this is sweet but no where near cloying. Viscous. Great acidity balances it well. The palate has slight pineapple with minerals and plenty of depth. This is mature but will continue to evolve. No signs of diesel at this point. Easily another couple of decades left. It was a great match with a beet and goat cheese dish.
From a 375 ML bottle bought on release. Pop and pour. Of course, 2001 was such a great vintage (one of the all time greats). This one is doing fine. Starting to show a bit of maturity but that's fine. Medium golden in color. The nose has slight diesel with wet rocks, lemon peel and slight simple syrup. On the palate, there is some diesel. A bit of sweetness but not a lot for an Auslese. Great acidity. Nice minerality. Long finish. This easily should last a couple more decades. It would be great with Thai food.
2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
Nice to check in on this wine after a few years. It is open and drinking beautifully. Richters wines are always good to great, but they are always some of the best values in Germany. This one is no exception. Light golden in color. The nose has slight peach with lots of minerals/wet rocks. With air a bit of floral not comes out. On the palate, this is sweet but not overtly. A reasonable amount for Spatlese. It is crisp with nice peaches and wet rocks. Long finish. This will go with almost any food but will excel with spicy Thai or Indian. It is still young but drinking great and
2015 was a hugely successful year for Richter. They are tight but never really shut down all the way. A bit of air or a decant is a nice idea at this time. Light golden in color. The nose is very pretty with pears, minerals and slight green apple. On the palate, this is sweet with a slightly viscous texture. Good acidity that balances the sweetness quite well. There is depth here with layers of minerals and pears. Long finish. This will go well with a wide variety of foods. From salads to spicy Thai, it should be easy to match. And delicious on its own. Yes, some people insist t
Donnhoff makes some of the best Rieslings in the world. This wine is fantastic if still a bit young. Even those who said they didn't appreciate sweet wine thought it was great. Light golden in color. The nose has just the slightest bit of petrol. Also some lemon candy with powdered sugar. On the palate, there is some acid but not a ton. Minerals and lemon candy. Nice depth. Long finish. This goes great with most foods especially those with some kick. This should last for another decade probably two.
Light green gold in color. The nose has a "sweet" quality to it with wet rocks and pineapple. That is not meant to say the wine is sweet. It just seems like it will be when sniffing it. On the palate, this has a nice minerality. Some tart pineapple is a good way to describe it. It has some depth to it. Very food friendly, it will go with all but the heartiest and maybe even then. It would be great with spicy Asian foods. This was selling for $12 which is a great value.
This is drinking well right now if young. It was brought to a Japanese restaurant and worked wonderfully with all of the foods. It is sweet, so if you are not fond of sweet wines, then you may want to pass. Light yellow gold in color. Beautiful nose of minerals/wet stones, grapefruit and a bit of pineapple. Slightly viscous but with good cut to it. Lots of depth as well as width on the palate. The grapefruit dominates here but there is a nice underlying minerality. Good finish. It is delicious but with the right food is where it really shines. This will probably continue to evolve
Gorgeous wine. It is sweet of course, but not as sweet as expected. Golden in color. The nose is pretty with just the slightest touch of petrol. Also lots of minerality, wet stones and slight apricot. Full bodied. Viscous. Enough acidity but a bit more to counter the sweet would be nice. Still, it is a very nice wine. Went well with Halloumi cheese. Drinking well now, but it has two or three decades of life left.