99 Points

Friday, February 15, 2013 - Rieslingfeier - Collector's Dinner (Eleven Madison Park, NYC): Off the charts amazing. I don't know where to begin to describe this. Cloudy orange-gold in the glass, with one of the most complex, layered and hypnotic aromas I've ever smelled in a wine. This has it all - layers of fruit, spice, honey, florality, minerality, and it'd be impossible to catalog the hundred different flavours in here. It's intensely sweet but so shockingly elegant and light on its feet, with piercing acidity keeping it so precise, focused and that magic Prüm lightness of touch again making it so absurdly easy to drink. It's an intense, layered dessert wine with all the elegance and sheer drinkability of the '81 Kabinett that this dinner started with, and the length is just absurd - it just resonates on and on for minutes after each sip. One of the greatest wines I've ever experienced in my life; wow would be an understatement.

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