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.  

 

2011 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Spätlese Trocken, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2011
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+

Richter's wines are some of the best values in German wines available here in the US.  This is a dry version with just a touch of age on it.  Very nice.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has peaches, wet rocks, spice with the slightest touch of diesel.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, the peaches carry thru with underlying minerality.  This is dry.  The finish has some warmth to it.  It is drinking well right now, and should continue to do so for the next five years or so.  It worked nicely on its own but is better with food.  A beet and goat cheese salad was perfect.  

2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2001
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

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.  

2016 Weingut Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Rothenpfad Riesling Großes Gewächs, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$55.00USD

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.  

2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$30.00USD

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.  

2015 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken, Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

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

2001 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Auslese, Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2001
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

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.  

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