Ap#18 for those scoring at home.
I've been peeking in on a lot of 1999s, as the vintage never really seemed to shut down. This wine was no exception, as it had plenty of red fruit and lime on the nose along with iron filings, citrus and lots of cherry on the palate. The acids are surprisingly well balanced, though I would never say this is a wine for acid freaks. It's drinking well, though showing zero secondary character. I'm surprised at that, as a '99 Kerpen Wehelner Sonnenuhr Spatlese the other night was in full mid-life petrol mode.
The Christoffel was a very good match with braised hoisin pork loin.
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