Community Tasting Notes (21) Avg Score: 91.4 points

  • this is yet again telltale H-L v/fin de siècle decadence: deep yellow/gold; big nose of yoghurty candied peachy and exotic fruit; taking a sip: BAM! bitter and alcoholic sweet candied fruit, there is a bit of acidity fronting as freshness but the bitterness is the leader of this pack untill you're left with a ravished and actually burning tongue leaving me wondering if H-L can bottle capsaicin.

    2 days later there's a bit less yoghurt and a bit more exotic fruit and the far more obvious sugary sweetness tones down the overt bitterness. Tiresome nonetheless.

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  • No proper note. Ripe fruit, no GG character, but still lots of acidity. Well balanced and pleasant.

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  • Decanted two hours. A bit more confit (caramelised botrytis) than last time, perhaps verging on the oxidised. High acidity keeps the whole thing fresh, however, and it drank quite wonderfully with a roast chicken and a potato salad with asparagus.

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  • No proper note - off-dry on the palate, slightly bitter finish, very ripe fruit with figs etc. But for me it has some off aromas which made the wine being beaten by the other rieslings that we drank. It may be the style that i dont like anymore. Non the less its a very good quality, 86-87p

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  • Apparently I haven't had this for a long time. It was much less fat and botrytised than expected. In fact, I found it fairly dry, with lots of acidity, full of minerals and at the same with some classic Mosel riesling notes in the nose rather than sponti stink. Smooth, aged (kind of caramel notes), also less complex than expected. Good, not great, but better balanced than expected.

    More licorice and harmony on the second day, just lovely. This is certainly not going downhill. Perhaps it is great too; I would certainly have liked a few more glasses.

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  • By Lyle Fass
    2/24/2009, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Heymann-Lowenstein Uhlen Roth Lay) This wine was wonderful and I would say it is entering its window of drinkability. The nose was sensational with lovely dried pit fruits, some apple and an incredibly symphony of wet earth. I could not keep from smelling this wine as the nose became prima

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