Drunk over two consecutive nights, this was a bit better on night 2. Deep golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has pineapple, slight honey, wet rocks and just a bare whiff of petrol. On the palate, this is sweet. Pineapple and some tropical fruits. Nice underlying minerality. Viscous texture. Lingering finish. A very nice wine. This should easily go another decade and probably two. It will work great early or late in a meal and also pair well with fruit salads.
Donnhoff is one of the top producers of Riesling's in the world. This is a dry version from the excellent 2015 vintage. While still young, this wine was fantastic. Light golden in color with some green hues. The nose is pretty with peaches, salinity, and lots of minerals. On the palate, this is full bodied. It has a nice sturdy crispness but abundant fruit as well. Peaches with underlying minerality. Very long and rich finish. Delicious. This should drink well for another ten to twelve years. It will go with a wide variety of foods - practically anything.
This was a fascinating wine. From a 500ML bottle. Muskateller is from the Muscat family of grapes. Although it is a white grape, it was very dark in color. The bottle was 26 years old and the wine had seeped up to the top of the cork. That said, it was a very nice showing. Deep brown with tinges of red and orange, clear and bright. The nose is great with honeyed figs, peaches and also blood oranges. Viscous and sweet, not cloying. On the palate, there is nice acidity. The honeyed figs come thru and also a cherry note. Long finish. Complex and delicious. This should have a long
2016 Weingut Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Rothenpfad Riesling Großes Gewächs, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
This was my first time trying this producer. Obviously young, this is drinking with precision but also delicious. Light golden in color. The nose has nice minerality/wet stones with slight grapefruit. On the palate, this has a nice backbone of acidity. It is dry. There is some grapefruit but its mostly about minerality and energy. Long finish. This should continue to improve and mature for five to seven more years and be good for another ten to fifteen after that. It will go with a wide variety of food. Salmon would be a nice choice. Great on its own as well.
Another great showing for this. A tremendous value. Light golden in color with slight green hues. The nose has wet rocks, slight peaches and lemons. Mildly viscous. On the palate, this is crisp and just a bit sweet. The peaches and minerality carry thru. Long finish. This is still young but drinks well. It should easily last another decade. Great on its own and a nice match with a lighter salad.
Great showing for this wine. Still youthful but drinking nicely. Medium golden in color. The nose is clean (no diesel) with minerality/wet rocks and some pineapple. On the palate, this is more about minerals but there is a bitters quality as well. And the pineapple comes through too. This is sweet but not overtly. Well balanced by the acidity. Long finish. This will go with a lot of foods and also drink well on its own. It went great with a spinach salad. It should continue to mature for the next five to ten years and be good for ten to fifteen more.
2007 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Felsentürmchen Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review
Gorgeous wine that is drinking quite well if still on the youthful side. Light golden in color. The nose is pretty with minerals, smoke, slight peach, slight floral tones. On the palate, this is medium bodied, slightly viscous. It has a bit of sweetness but not overt. The smoke and minerals come thru. Not quite "wet rocks", but minerality. Good acidity. Moderate finish. This will continue to develop but won't get better. It will last another ten to twelve years. A nice match for Thai food.
From a 375ml bottle/ Brown in color. The nose is interesting with green tea, chalk and wet rocks. On the palate, this has tart green grapes along with underlying chalk and some rocks. It is slightly viscous. Slightly sweet but not as much as expected. It has an interesting complexity. It works well on its own or with cheese. This seems to be showing some age, but should have a long life ahead.
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