Posts Tagged Germany

2009 Schafer-Reichart Riesling Kabinett, Erdener Treppchen, Mosel, Germany

Clear light straw color. Classic scents of pine needle, lemon oil and apple waft from the glass, along with notes of forest floor. Sweeter than many Kabinett level Rieslings, this wine shows more pure fruit in the mouth. Drinking it evokes memories... Read more

2006 Weingut Jakob Neumer – Wurtz-Weinmann ‘Geyerscheiss’ Riesling, Rheinhessen, Germany

My local wine shop was closing this bottle out at below cost and I couldn't resist picking up a few to try. How would this wine hold up allegedly a year or so past its initial prime? The "Geyerscheiss" is indeed among the most unusual wines I've... Read more

1997 C.H. Berres, ‘Urziger Wurzgarten,’ Auslese, Mosel, Germany

Whoa -- even at 15 years old, this slightly sweet Riesling packs a wallop. Wines this hedonistic are few and far between; there's a lack of restraint here that is simply impossible not to appreciate. Georgia peach -- if Georgia peaches were actually... Read more

2010 Peter Lauer Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 6 “Senior,” Saar-Mosel, Germany

This biodynamic dry Riesling crafted from hand-picked grapes is a real standout, starting from its exciting, floral nose to its lush, wild, almost herbal, mouth-coating tropical fruit. Mango meets fresh-picked thyme, picking up trace amounts of oak... Read more

1976 von Schubert’schen Schlosskelleri – Grünhaus Riesling Auslese #75, M-S-R, Germany

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... Read more

1976 Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling, Auslese, QmP, Rheingau, Germany

Wow! It’s alive, and then some! The color was a clear, dark amber. Initial aromas included lychee nut, smoke and orange rind. With time, the fruit emerged from its slumber: baked apple, grilled peach and nectarine. Add in ghostly whiffs of pine,... Read more

2005 Dr. Heyden Riesling, Auslese, Germany

Young cantaloupe, jasmine, solid ripe fruit, and a strong thread of acidity to balance out the sugar. MSRP: $19.99 (November 2006) Wine Lines rating: 89 Group:... Read more

2005 Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Riesling, Mosel

Ripe apple fruit, minerals and flowers. Zippy acidity in the mouth. Young and refreshing. MSRP: $11.99 (October 2006) Wine Lines rating: 89 Group:... Read more

2001 Domaine Schlumberger Gewürztraminer, Kessler

A rich, amber color hints at the depth of concentration in this honeyed beauty. Aromas of peaches, apricot jam, orange marmalade and crème brulee entice the nose. Unctuous in the mouth, with a sweet finish that goes on for more than a minute. This... Read more

2005 Dr. Heyden Rosé, Germany

Muted nose and flavors of baked rhubarb and strawberry pie filling. Pleasantly spritzy in the mouth. A perfect wine for a picnic. MSRP: $8.99 (September 2006) Wine Lines rating: 80 Group:... Read more