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2009 Weingut Keller Westhofener Abtserde Riesling Trocken Grosses Gewachs
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96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2011

($120) Expansive aromas of cling peach, clove oil and passion fruit. The explosive pit fruit flavor is densely packed in an almost perfect structure that intrigues, charms and then refreshes the palate. A tantalizingly complex and extremely persistent finish offers perfect clarity and outstanding intensity. This is like drinking pure water from a mountain stream. My top dry riesling of the vintage.

97 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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