2011 Casual Session - 6 @ ES: Alcohol :: 9% Simple but quite pretty aromas with lots of sweet yellow fruits with mineral that bring forward to the rich, sweet palate that seems lack of acidity lift and support, flat and short finish, I do not think this is a good bottle. Buy - No.
Lusciously sweet and round but lacking a little in the acid department. Even though it paired very well with a Fontina cheese melt with spicy sausage. Has the petrol, honeysuckle and orange blossom on nose. Very smooth and seamless on palate. Drink now with spicy fare.
Nice nose of apple, pear, honey, and petrol. Red apples and tropical fruit on the palate. Creamy mouthfeel. Definitely lacking acid, which is the single biggest issue with this wine. Finish lacks fruit and length.
A couple Pinots, A bunch of Spatlese, and QdC and a Port walked into a tasting: I was surprised that this was the 03. I did not pick it out, although it was much colder than the others and that may have accounted for the crispness of the wine to some extent. Golden in color. The nose has honey, sea air, and a slight diesel note. With air more lychee came out. On the palate, this is crisp with nice peach notes.
A nice reisling, but nothing outstanding. There is a steely aftertaste that masks some of the fruit unfortunately. But you still get nice apricot, pairs, and some red apple on the palate, all backed by vibrant acidity.
This was opened at Zintoberfest. This is an estate that has been improving and getting very good press. In 1992 Thomas Haag (Son of the highly acclaimed Wilhelm Haag) became general manager and winemaker of this estate. In 1997 he purchased the estate and he now owns seven hectares of vineyards in Lieser, Graach, Bernkastel and Brauneberg. The estate now has a "4 bunch" (out of 5) rating from the Gault Millau wine guide. This wine was disappointing. The nose had a cheesy smell of sulpher and there was very little fruit. At first, I thought the wine might be corked but after some discussion and retasting the consensus was that the wine was just closed down and going through a dumb phase. Rather yeasty on the palate. Give this another 3-5 years before opening. No score.
Still very leesy on the nose but very pretty with aromas of ripe red delicious apples, pear and honeysuckle. The palate is rich supple. The wine does lack acid however and if this wine had a bit lower of a PH or maybe a a higher T/A, I would have given it a higher score.
I can't get my head around this wine. There is a ton of funk from yeasty aromas to SO2, and maybe a touch of TCA. The pallet is ok, but sweet and fat and lacking acid. I've had this wine before and really liked it. I am chalking this one up to a bad bottle.