97 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2012
Pale golden yellow. Strikingly pure aromas of white peach, lemon oil and woodsmoke. Candied, glazed apricot laced with vanilla dominate the palate. Crisp, vibrant and clean, with a persistently spicy finish. This impressively dense, balanced eiswein is one of the best of its ilk in 2010.
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. Read More »
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... Read More »
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