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Re: Wine Focus for February: German(ic) Riesling

by David M. Bueker » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:32 am

JC - nice cap to the month.
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Re: Wine Focus for February: German(ic) Riesling

by Kelly Young » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:25 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Salil does have the advantage of being 27.


So he must have started collection at what 12? ;)
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Re: Wine Focus for February: German(ic) Riesling

by David Lole » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:52 am

Just realised I plucked one more corker for February's Wine Focus and didn't get 'round to try it.

Hermann Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Auslese 1998 - 8.5% a/v and sealed with a top quality branded cork. Without a doubt, one the great drinking experiences of the last year or more. Holding a most attractive bright burnished yellow gold colour, followed by a bouquet of almost infinitesimal nuance ranging from apple skin, Packham pear, toffee-coated waxy apple, yellow nectarine, white and yellow peach, spiced apricot, ripe redcurrant, kaffir leaf, slate, salty minerals, all wrapped in a shroud of gorgeous honeyed goodness! Think instant replay for flavours on the palate. Layer upon layer of immaculately textured, gorgeously flavoured juice races around the mouth with scintillating and profoundly well-wrought minerally acidity seamlessly cutting the fatness and intensity of this amazing wine akin to the skilled surgeon performing an intricate and delicate operation. This exceptional riesling lingers like the proverbial overzealous parking inspector who receives renumeration by performance-based ticketing only. A true vin de garde, this wine is at an extremely good place now, but will reap the benefit of at least another 10, perhaps up to 20 years cellaring. I'm just over the moon with its performance tonight. 95 points.
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Re: Wine Focus for February: German(ic) Riesling

by David M. Bueker » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:22 am

Great note David. Was that from a 375 or a 750?
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Re: Wine Focus for February: German(ic) Riesling

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:29 pm

WTN: 1995 Ehlen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese, M-S-R.

Good cork, #24 Cdn, cellared 2 yrs, library release, AP # 2 590 0805 96.

Medium gold colour, ripe riesling fruit, hint of gasolein on nose. Flowers, some peach and mango.
Initial entry is ripe sweet. Apricot, peach, long finish, citrus. Slight honeyed, has aged well eh. Still fresh, good balance and complexity. Crystals too, have a `97 and still some `91.
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Re: Wine Focus for February: German(ic) Riesling

by David Lole » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:54 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Great note David. Was that from a 375 or a 750?


It was from a 375ml bottle.
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Re: Wine Focus for February: German(ic) Riesling

by David Lole » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:23 am

Further to the tasting note above I retried a small quantity of the wine from the fridge this afternoon and it has developed a very strong orange marmalade character. It's still hangin' in there but has lost some of the enormous dimension it held last night.
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