($42; for 375 ml.) Pale golden yellow. Peach preserve, quince jelly and clove plus a note of honeyed botrytis on the nose. Extremely light on its feet in spite of its sheer density, with a lush and inviting passion fruit flavor underpinned by brown spice and salty minerality. Finely spiced, subtly persistent finish.
93 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
German vintners and Germany's wine law have often been their own worst enemies, and consumers understandably bemoan the unintelligibility of the labels as well as the mediocre quality of so many commercial-grade wines. It is a shame if this situation acts as a barrier to appreciating some of the world's most distinctive and versatile wines.
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The Riesling grape may scare away some wine novices. In Germany, where the grape reaches its finest expression, labels hew to a rigid, abstruse set of classifications, leaving newcomers with little idea what they may be looking at. Furthermore, many wine drinkers' early experiences with sweet wines from Germany (think Blue Nun), have not been especially rewarding. We say that it's your loss if you continue to fear the...
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