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Community Tasting Notes (4) Avg Score: 86.5 points

  • Asperg Grand Growth Riesling Cup (Asperg): Peter Jakob Kühn's Oestricher Doosberg GG Riesling 2004 from Rheingau showed a slightly faint amber coloured hue. Its nose was dominated by fragrances of ripe oranges, rock sugar, obvious traces of sherry and more scents of strong oxidation. The taste was rather bitter-sweet and showed hardly any acid. The dominant palatal flavours were ripe oranges, herbs, traces of vanilla-cream and various sherry aromas. I guess crow caps (!) aren't the best way to insure a long life. Very challenging and mostly oxidized wine. Either no rating or an adventurous so la-la rating. The group rating was 83,0 points (or flaw) and one clear flaw. My rating was 84 points. I am probably an adventurous fellow.

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  • 2004 Riesling Großes Gewächs retrospective (Chris Home): Colour: Dark golden, amber colour.
    Nose: Black tea, a bit of apple juice, pumpernickel and a bit of honey. But nearly completely oxidised.
    Palate: Flat, nearly no acid, pallid. This wine is done.

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  • Very unusual, drunken on for days, even on the 4th day with power and freshness, but on the aromatic side very unusual, like furniture polish, dry met (honeywine), very pure, High Level of minerality and very long. If you can take pleasure in the very unusual aromatic world of this Riesling then its a wonderful structured and balanced wine, but I can unterstand everybody who doesn't like this style, because there is no primary fruit. I like this wine, made in a way like some hundred years ago.

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  • Peter Jakob Kühn is a biodynamic pioneer in Germany. With the beginning of new century he reconverted the way of working in vineyards as well as in the cellar to. This Riesling is an expression of a new style - or should I say of an old style, because the wine were produced in accordance to the lunar calender and with no steel in the celar. The wine was fermented quite a long time on its skins (very unusal for a white wine).

    Smells like a fresh brioche with hints of beeswax, ripe apples, green walnuts and olives. A powerful wine, medium to big body, good/ripe acidity, tastes like floury apples, toffee (no barrique) but its also fresh and tasty.

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  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Peter Jakob Kuhn Oestricher Doosberg Riesling Trocken) Subscribe to see review text.

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