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2001 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett
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2 stars Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2002

($24) Sassafras, lime and grapefruit aromas. In the mouth there is concentration of flavor and creaminess of texture inimitably and intriguingly allied to a delicacy of touch. Cherry fruit of almost pinot noir dimension emerges on the palate. A faint hint of vanilla and caramel lends a '75-ish aspect, which was to prove a significant common denominator at Christoffel this year. Bright citrus, raw red fruits, smoky slate and subtle vanilla cream all hang together in a long, intricate finish. "I sold many an Auslese back in the '80s that were not as good as these 2001 Kabinetts," says Christoffel. 2 stars.

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