2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Beautiful wine and a great value.  Light gold/green in color, clear and bright.  The nose is great with "wet rocks", lemons and slight apple.  Medium bodied.  Nice texture.  On the palate, this is delicious.  Slightly sweet.  Lemons and minerality.  Good acidity.  Some complexity.  Nice finish.  This is great on its own and would work well with a wide variety of foods.  Thai food is a natural.  Drink over the next five to ten years.  

2008 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2008
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Yellow/green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has slight diesel with lemons and wet rocks.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is slightly sweet (much less than expected).  Slightly viscous.  Lemons with nice minerality.  Long finish.  Great on its own it will work well with lighter salads or with savory desserts.  drink over the next ten to twelve years.  

2015 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A

Another winner from the great 2015 vintage.  Light silvery/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has great minerality with a slight peach note.  Slightly viscous.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is sweet though not cloying.  Great acidity to balance it off.  Loads of minerality with some peach notes.  This is more about minerals and "less is more".  Complex.  Long finish.  This will continue to improve for another decade.  It should drink well for thirty years.  Great with a wide variety of foods (factor in the sweetness) but Thai food is a great choice.  

2016 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$85.00USD

This is young and took some time to open, but then was excellent.  Light golden with slight green hues, clear and bright.  The nose is deep with flint, slight peach, wet rocks, and quince.  It takes a while to really open.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is sweet.  Not dessert like, but certainly sweet.  Good acidity.  Peach, slight apple with great minerality.  Depth.  Long finish.  This will reward future cellaring, maybe another five to eight years.  If drinking now, open and let breathe for four to six hours.  Great on its own, this will work well with cheeses including Mac n Chees

2018 Weingut Schaffer Pinot Noir, Germany, Reinhessen, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
85
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$15.00USD

This is labelled as Pinot Noir (not Spatburgunder) from Germany.  14% abv.  Very pale, light ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose is warm with camphor and light cherries.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, light cherries, slight anise.  This is light and easy, but for the money, a nice wine to serve at parties.  Drink on its own or will work with pasta or chicken.  Drink now.

2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$32.00USD

From one of the premier German Riesling producers.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is wonderful with slight pineapple, peach and wet rocks.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is slightly sweet (demi-sec).  Slightly viscous texture.  Flavors of peach and grapefruit with a touch of smoke and lots of minerals.  Long finish.  Delicious.  This drinks well now and should continue to for the next twelve to fifteen years.  It will work with a wide variety of foods from aperitifs to dessert or just on its own.  Grilled prawns would be a nice match.  

2015 Selbach-Oster Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

This is their base wine that comes screw topped.  Light golden in color. The nose is nice with tropical fruits, wet stones and slight peaches. On the palate, the fruit matches.  Showing a bit of complexity but still young.  Great acidity. Great balance. Nice texture. Long finish.  Drink over the next 15 years.  This will work on its own or with a wide variety of foods.  Fruit salads or a peach cobbler would work well.  

 

2018 Dönnhoff Riesling, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

This is the basic Riesling from one of the best producers of Riesling in the world.  Light green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with pineapples, apples and wet rocks.  Medium bodied with some viscosity.  Slightly sweet.  On thee palate, flavors of pineapple with great minerality.  Long finish.  This is drinking well now and should easily do another seven to ten years.  It drinks great on its own and would work well with a lighter salad.  

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