87 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
Greenish yellow. Aromas of exotic tropical fruits, with a suggestion of candied orange. A real
fruit bomb on the palate, with expansive flavors of peach, mango and
pineapple. Quite rRipe and fleshy for riesling, with good finishing cling and decent length. I'm not sure that I'd have guessed the variety here.
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