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Community Tasting Notes (22) Avg Score: 88.7 points

  • From 75cl, perfect cork. Exactly as previously noted on 24.09.2014. 88P

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  • From 75cl, good cork. My TN of 09.06.2014 is analytically accurate enough, but quite beside the point. Which is: Anyone who still thinks that Riesling is a light, girly kind of wine (for drinking on summer picnics to accompany cucumber sandwiches with the vicar, perhaps) should steer well clear of this muscular thug of a heavyweight rude-boy Pfalzer. "In your face" doesn't even come close, this has real testosterone energy and serious attitude. Think Madness or The Clash, at least. Fantastic stuff. 88P

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  • From 75cl, excellent cork. This is in a different league to my previous bottle, which must have been slightly flawed, and is even better on the second day. Subdued but very clean, appetising citrus and green apple scent; nice tropical fruit crescendo onto the mid-palate, but otherwise the gentle ripe citrus theme persists; prickling acidity, impressively tense stony-mineral backbone on the finish. Very good indeed. 89(-90)P

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  • From 75cl, excellent cork. Very concentrated but rather generic Pfalz Riesling. Heavy and rather over-ripe with slight hints of the voilatile off-notes which Riesling from less than stellar Pfalz/Rheinhessen terroir can carry (were this a southern French red, it might be one of those wines which smell of dustbin juice on a hot day). Tropical multi-vitamin fruit juice with added ginger and lemon. OK but not great value at 10 EUR/75cl, and a disappointment compared to my memory of the (more poised) 2009 at a similar age. 85-86P

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  • n - milky, spicy
    dry, lemony, grapefruit
    some length
    good and good value
    a bit young

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