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2011 Okonomierat Rebholz Birkweiler Kastanienbusch Riesling Grosses Gewachs
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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2013

Captivating aromas of apricot pit, nut oil and woodsmoke.  Ripe, crisp white peach and salty, mineral-driven acidity animate the palate.  The savory finish brings pine nut and delicate finesse into play.  With its outstanding length, delightful freshness and aristocratic demeanor, this joins the Pechstein from Burklin-Wolf as one of the finest dry rieslings of the vintage.

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