2015 Dönnhoff Riesling Trocken, Germany, Nahe, Wine Review

The 2015 is awesome but it is shutting down as I write this in 2018.  Time to let even the basic wines sleep or give them some air.  This is light golden in color.  The nose has wet rocks and a slight pineapple note.  It gives the perception that it will be sweet but it is dry.  Great minerality.  Long finish.  This is under $20 and a great value.  Screw capped as well.  

2001 Weingut Hirsch Riesling Gaisberg, Austria, Kamptal, Wine Review

Medium/dark golden in color.  Very pretty.  The nose has nice minerality, slight petrol, and a hint of dried lemon.  Medium bodied.  Slightly sweet on the palate.  Flavors of lemon, minerals and slight wet rock.  Nice finish.  This is drinking just find but showing its age.  Certainly not over the hill, however.  It has a nice complexity and depth at this point.  Worked well with cheeses and breads.  

2015 Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Golden Capsule), France, Alsace

This is young and tight.  Light golden in color.  The nose is nice with peach and minerals.  On the palate, this is rich.  Not quite the acid I might like but plenty of delicious fruit and enough acidity.  Good finish.  It will be interesting to see how well this ages out.  I would think it improves from here, but would drink it in the first 10 - 12 years of life.  

2005 Dönnhoff Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Nahe - Wine Review

Great showing for this wine.  Everyone was blown away with this.  It has really come into its own.  Light golden in color.  The nose is very clean with slight pineapple, lots of minerals and hints of honey.  On the palate, this is sweet but not overtly.  Great acidity.  complex and deep with minerals, tropical fruit and pineapple.  Clean no petrol.  Long finish.  Great with food.  Stunning.  

2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Germany, Mosel - Wine Review

Wow.  For some reason, the JJ Prum 2015 wines have not shut down.  This one is amazing.  It will get better as well and probably has 50 years of great drinking ahead.  One of the truly great wines out there and when one factors in price, there are not many better values.  This was from a 375ml bottle.  Light golden in color.  The nose is clean with minerals, wet rocks and slight peach and grapefruit.  On the palate, this is sweet, not cloying.  Great acidity.  More about minerals but some stone fruit.  Deep and contemplating.  Long finish.  Spectacular.  

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