92 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
($26) Peach pit, cherry blossom and quince jelly dominate the bouquet. Almost creamy in texture yet delicate in weight, the smoky, wet stone minerality providing elegant counterpoint to the wine's ripe apricot fruit. Slatey and long on the aftertaste. Along with the Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett #12 of von Schubert, this is the kabinett of the vintage.
90 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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