The 1976 vintage was a benchmark year in Germany, and the top Ausleses are still drinking well 36 years later. This wine was a neon amber color, perfectly clear. The nose was autumn in a glass — baked apples drizzled with honey, with a note of fall-season leaves in the air. Sublime in the mouth, echoing the earlier aromas, it was light and went down ever so easy. What a delight to have with our dinner at Lotus of Siam restaurant in Las Vegas.
Restaurant Price: $150 (May 2012)
Wine Lines rating: 93