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2005 Wegeler Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spätlese
Community Tasting Notes 8
gmbdds wrote: (91 points)
March 8, 2016 - Seepage and a crumbly cork under the capsule, but thankfully the wine was fine. Golden in color, but no sign of oxidation. Very cool and unexpected note of tea on the nose. Peach and apple dessert on the palate. Sweet - like an auslese if I didn't know better. Enough acidity to keep this pretty fresh and bright, but two glasses was my fill.
mdvino63 Likes this wine: (92 points)
January 25, 2016 - Delicious right now. 91-92 pts
November 29, 2015 - More advanced apple cider and honey notes, acidity is out of whack, not exhibiting the balance previous bottles showed.
iByron Likes this wine: (87 points)
June 26, 2015 - Rich gold in the glass. Red apple, white flower honey on the nose. Very rich mouthfeel. Honeyed apple and hint of mineral on the palate. Acidity is a bit low -- probably due to age -- but definitely not flabby. Spicy food is its friend.
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.
Pro Reviews 2
Rockss and Fruit
By Lyle Fass
(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
(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.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 22 (49%)
- Consumed 23 (51%)