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2001 Gunderloch Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Auslese
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2 stars Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2002

Tangerine and sassafras aromas put one in mind of Erden. On the palate, honey and rich marzipan sweetness are leavened by tangerine citricity and the whole suffused with pungently smoky minerality. A hundred grams of residual sugar are brought to heel by 10.5 acidity and heaps of extract. The braid of fresh fruit, botrytized, faintly caramelized fruit and minerals here is uncanny. Juicy and refreshing in the finish even as it is profoundly botrytized and rooted in its classic red soil terroir. Smoke and almonds linger longest of all. 2 stars.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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