White - Off-dry

2005 Wegeler Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spätlese


  • Germany
  • > Rheingau
Drink between 2009 - 2026
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • iByron Likes this wine: (85 points)

    December 17, 2014 - Signs of seepage on this bottle. Rich gold in color. Big nose of apple with trace of minerals. Echoed on the palate buttressed by surprisingly moderate acidity and no petrol flavors. Rich mouthfeel; goes down very smoothly.

  • JJKinch wrote: (90 points)

    June 18, 2014 - White fruit (peach), pretty strong sugar. Slight floral. Lingering
    finish. Pretty primary. Cork soaked nearly through. Slight sign of seepage under capsule.

  • Champagneinhand Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 1, 2013 - The first night, this was rather tame without much nose, much acid, but had mineral notes in spades as it almost seemed to be effervescent. Day 2 this wine really took on a whole different facade. Rich, decadent, mouth coating and juicy thanks to subtle acid that meld this into an almost brilliant dessert type wine. Navel orange, peaches and whipped cream, a touch of some unidentified tropical fruits, maybe lychee, but very smooth and hard to believe that this is a Spatlese. This would give many sauternes a run for their money. With a lower ABV, this is so much smoother, it really is shining tonight. Straw colored and golden, the bottle showed signs of seepage and crystallization around the cork. I was worried, but this is in its comfort zone. Awesome bottle.

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  • Mlermontov wrote: (91 points)

    May 22, 2006 - Rudi Weist German Tasting (presented by David Bowler) (Tribeca Grill): dont know which i like more..the feminine WS spat or thsi...masculine and powerfull, serious wine with red berries dominating. baby Weil. great value for the price. LOOONG finish

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Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    8/3/2007 (link)

    (Wegeler Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Spatlese) Powerfully decadent wine yet closed aromatically. Holding alot in reserve it seems on the nose and pretty shy on the palate at this point in its evolution. It is enormously concentrated and ripe but is so backwards almost seems dry. Great material though.

  • By Lyle Fass
    10/23/2006 (link)

    (Wegeler Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese) Fantastic wine and it seems these wines are starting to come out of bottle shock. Nose of blue slate, white peach, whipped cream, wet stones and apricots. Powerful palate yet refined and elegant along with opulence and concentration. Exceptionally ripe and concentrated with a lovely purity and palate staining finish. A great '05.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Wegeler
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Spätlese
  • Vineyard Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland
  • Country Germany
  • Region Rheingau
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 32 (82%)
  • Consumed 7 (18%)

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