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2003 Ratzenberger Bacharacher Posten Riesling Spatlese Halbtrocken
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no stars Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2005

Posten is a dry site even in normal years, so the crop here had to be drastically reduced in 2003. The nose displays apple, yellow plum and white peach, and on the palate the wine is creamy, polished and sedate, but with a striking clarity and purity of fruit and a long finish with a subtle hint of blackberry joining the orchard fruits. 1 star.

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