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
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.
Wow. This is singing right now. It seems at peak, but will probably continue to evolve for the next 30 years at least. Will it get better? Perhaps. This was purchased at the winery. Deep golden in color. The nose is clean like after a rain. Even the light petrol has the quality. A bit of peach and some wet stones as well. On the palate, this is sweet, but more ripe than botrytis. Slightly viscous. Peach with underlying minerality on the palate. Lots of depth and complexity. Long finish. Worked great with deviled eggs actually, but of course it will go with a wide variety of l
Yellow/green in color. The nose has wet stones/minerals. Also some peach qualities. Really explodes from the glass. On the palate, this is slightly sweet. Lots of depth. Nice minerality. A lot of 2015's have shut down but this one was open for business about 20 minutes after popping the cork. Would work well with lighter foods or also spicy foods. Still young (of course), this wine probably has two decades left. At under $20, this is a screaming good deal.
An Internet wine friend passed away this week. Although I never met him in person, we shared many discussions usually about German wines. He took amazingly detailed notes. This bottle was opened among people who knew him and shared with others with a toast. AP 2 602 041 008 03. Bought on release at a local wine store in Moreland Hills, Ohio (since changed ownership and moved). The cork came out easily enough. Medium golden in color. The nose took a minute to blow off some bottle age, then showed nicely. A slight diesel note along with wet rocks and slight pineapple. On the palate,
Light golden in color. The nose is very nice with wet stones and slight peach. Clean and without diesel. On the palate, this is mineral drive. Delicious. Some peach. Good acidity. Nice finish. Food friendly. Showing some complexity as it opens in the glass. The wine is drinking great now but should continue to evolve and probably improve over the next five to ten years.
2013 Markus Molitor Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel ***, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
Light golden in color. Wonderful nose of minerals, simple syrup, honey and slight pineapple. On the palate, pears and minerals. This is sweet but not what I might have expected. Just about what I wanted though. Great acidity. Long finish. Its light on its feet yet intense. Lovely wine that has some upside.