1994 Kurt Darting Dürkheimer Hochbenn Muskateller Trockenbeerenauslese, Germany, Pfalz, Wine Review

Vintage: 
1994
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

This was a fascinating wine.  From a 500ML bottle.  Muskateller is from the Muscat family of grapes.  Although it is a white grape, it was very dark in color.  The bottle was 26 years old and the wine had seeped up to the top of the cork.  That said, it was a very nice showing.  Deep brown with tinges of red and orange, clear and bright.  The nose is great with honeyed figs, peaches and also blood oranges.  Viscous and sweet, not cloying.  On the palate, there is nice acidity.  The honeyed figs come thru and also a cherry note.  Long finish.  Complex and delicious.  This should have a long

2015 von Winning Forster Pechstein Riesling Großes Gewächs Trocken, Germany, Pfalz, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

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