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WTN: 1991 Ehlen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese, MSR.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:48 am

One of the many new arrivals downtown, apparently a library release with change of ownership whatever. I also purchased the `95 Auslese plus the `97 Auslese.
This `91 was a steal for $21 Cdn, AP# 2 590 080-6-92. Very wet stained cork, some mould when cutting off the foil. Served initially quite chilled, 8% alc.

The colour is a light/medium lemon but no sign of any gold.
On the nose we found mineral, hint of petrol, some ripe white stone-fruit, citrus, ripe apple peelings.
Quite intense, a very good example of an aged Riesling I`d say.
The initial entry on the palate was not too sweet, still showing zippy puckery citrus tones on the finish. Good mid-palate, excellent acidity, no sign of decline. Subtle tropical fruit after an hour or so, not so much on day 2. Mineral/slate tones typical I think, seems to have held the freshness somewhat. "Lemon tones prevalent on a finish that is not honeyed" from across the table. White stone-fruit, no pineapple though. Held up nicely over night, food was pork scallopini with Thai noodle salad.
Terrific wine from Stephan Ehlen`s dad! Have to think this will last a while longer in the cellar?
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Re: WTN: 1991 Ehlen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese, MSR.

by Tim York » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:00 am

Bob, that's a very evocative TN and describes just what I want from a 20 year old Mosel.
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Re: WTN: 1991 Ehlen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese, MSR.

by Andrew Bair » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:17 pm

Hi Bob -

Thank you for the great note - nice to see that this was a success! I'm glad that this still had a lot of life left, given the challenging 1991 vintage.
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Re: WTN: 1991 Ehlen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese, MSR.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:36 pm

OK, I managed to pick up the remaining bottle this afternoon, plus I have gambled on a `04 Karl Erbes Urzinger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese ($21). Not a great year I understand but it`s a Mosel so should show up nicely. A few notes here on this forum regarding the Kabinett.
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Re: WTN: 1991 Ehlen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese, MSR.

by John S » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:02 am

That's a great deal in Canada for an aged Mosel (or anything else). Too bad there's none left!
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Re: WTN: 1991 Ehlen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese, MSR.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:38 am

Had another bottle today when visiting some friends on their acreage.
Quite remarkable, lovely citrus tones on the finish and hanging in very nicely. My previous notes still relevant, :wink:
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Re: WTN: 1991 Ehlen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese, MSR.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:21 am

Just opened the `97 Auslese from Ehlen. Good natural cork with 11 8 inscribed. What is that?
AP Nr 2 590 080-10-98. Delicious, hint of botyrtis but not so much acidity. Full TN later.
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Re: WTN: 1991 Ehlen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese, MSR.

by Andrew Bair » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:11 pm

Thank you for the update, Bob. Maybe I've missed it, or don't remember; but have you tried the '04 Erbes yet?
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Re: WTN: 1991 Ehlen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese, MSR.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:43 am

Andrew Bair wrote:Thank you for the update, Bob. Maybe I've missed it, or don't remember; but have you tried the '04 Erbes yet?


Thanks for the reminder Andrew, will pull from the cellar for weekend drinking.

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