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2003 Robert Weil Kiedricher Grafenberg Riesling Auslese
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no stars Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2005

($60; for 375 ml.) At this point in the Weil 2003 line-up we begin to detect botrytized, shriveled berries. Grilled pineapple, white raisin and candied lemon aromas. Oily in texture, thickly rich and honeyed, with pungent brown spice notes. Complex layering of jammy, fresh, dried and caramelized fruits. Voluminous yet penetrating. Enormously clinging but not cloying despite its considerable sweetness-no wonder, as it boasts 11 grams of acid, a figure Weil himself finds impossible to account for. 2 stars.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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