Screw Capped. Light golden in color. Upon opening there are a slight amount of fine bubbles. It appears to be trapped CO2 which blows of quickly. No harm, no foul. The nose is great with green apples, slight wet rocks, slight lemon and simple syrup. On the palate, this has a fair amount of sweetness. Ripe fruit; citrus and peach. Good balance though. Drinks easy with some depth. Young now and very fresh and vibrant. It will develop over time. Delicious. 9.5% Alc. This will go with a wide variety of foods. Considering the screw cap and the sugar and acid levels, this should ha
My first time trying this winery and I was very impressed though it had issues. Golden in color, with a slightly green hue to it. The nose smelled like fireworks or gun powder. I lovve that smell but it was a bit controversial. It also had a sweaty, wet wool sock note to it. In short, there seems to be a lot of sulfur showing here not too unlike how JJ Prums used to show a decade or so ago when the wines were young. None of that bothered me personally. There is also some lemon and wet rocks. On the palate, this has a nice texture. None of the sulfur carries thru to the palate. Lem
Of course, this is young and tight, but this is really a great wine with plenty of upside to show. Light golden in color. What a great nose. it took some time to open and then, wow. Earthy with lemons and wet rocks. Deep and complex. On the palate, this is dry. Unlike some dry Rieslings, this doesn't even have a perception of sweetness. The earthiness it has it very interesting. Also layers of lemons and wet rocks. Great balance. Long finish. While drinking well now, this should be laid down for at least a few years. If you are going to drink now, give it plenty of air.
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.
Medium gold in color. The nose is nice with only a slight petrol note. Wet rocks and slight grapefruit. With air, more petrol comes out. Nice texture. Dry but the fruit gives it a feeling of sweetness. Grapefruits and minerals. Nice finish. Food friendly. Ageing just fine and no real hurry.
Light golden in color. The nose is nice with slight honey/pineapple and some wet rocks. On the palate, this is sweet but just a hint. Viscous. Slight complexity. Not the acidity i might expect from a 2001. Still, a very nice wine overall.
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.
Purple/ruby in color. The nose has black raspberries and slight bacon fat. On the palate, cranberries and black cherries. Slightly sour notes. Light tannins. This is a great wine to fool people in a blind tasting. After all, who is going to guess German Syrah? At around $30, this is not crazy priced either. Nothing amazing here but it is a solid, cooler profile Syrah.
Deep golden in color. The nose has a diesel note but also a honeyed quality to it. On the palate, this is sweet enough for dessert. Minerals and also some apricots. Ok aicidity. Drinking well now but with time left.