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WTN: The Little Staircase That Could

by David M. Bueker » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:35 am

1998 Meulenhof Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (10/10/2013)
It's a little bit surprising to say that a 15 year old, inexpensive wine (this cost $11.99 on release) is just starting to mature, but well, there it is. Lots of fruit still showing, mostly on the lemony side, but not tart/astringent. It has a subtle level of creaminess, just enough to provide a touch of richness/breadth to what is otherwise a very sleek wine. It's classical spatlese, not modern, overstuffed auslese sold as spatlese, and as such provides refreshement and very easy drinking pleasure, while still being complex and clearly evocative of the Treppchen. What a lovely wine, from a producer, that while not among the Mosel elite, still provdes wines that make me smile, time after time.
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Re: WTN: The Little Staircase That Could

by JC (NC) » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:22 pm

David, did you have this on its own or with food and if with food, what was the pairing? I miss the pre-climate change Spatlese that went well with a variety of dinner table foods.
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Re: WTN: The Little Staircase That Could

by David M. Bueker » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:39 pm

We just had it with some cheese at the end of the meal.
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