Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 88.1 points

  • As with the last bottle, a distinct pop of the screwcap on opening.
    Pale lemon gold. Some tiny bubbles clinging to the side of the glass.
    A very muted nose, with just a bit of peachy fruit and some sulphur.
    There's a clear sweetness on the palate, along with a hint of spritz. Lacking acidity - there's nothing to balance the sweetness. Doesn't develop at all in the mouth: quite simple and uni-dimensional.
    This is a Spätlese, but with an almost Auslese sweetness, but without any balancing acidity. Which is not to say it isn't still good drinking. But it's not as good as it should be.

    AP Nr 2 407 900 8 08
    8.5% abv

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  • Definite pop and "fzzzzz" on opening the bottle. Has there been some secondary fermentation?
    Pale-to-medium lemon gold, with quite a few bubbles clinging to the glass.
    Big, oily, honeyed, rotting apples nose, with some obvious sulphur.
    Only a slight spritz on the palate. A bit sugary sweet, with lots of zing. Quite oily riesling fruit on the palate. Almost a bit of a resinous feel. Great depth, very long, but somehow feels incomplete, or maybe just not in the best of places at the moment. Closed or falling apart? Puzzling.

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  • Mid golden colour, with just a slight green tinge. Quite a subtle nose with some sweet peach fruit.
    Bit of a sugary feel on the palate. Good riesling fruit, a little sweet and out of balance.
    I think this needs time to come round again. 86/100 at the moment, but with the potential to regain 91-92/100

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  • Yellow straw with the merest hint of a green tinge. In the first glass, lots of bubbles lingering round the bottom of the glass, but not present on subsequent pours. Peaches, struck match sulphur, gassy mercaptans and maybe a hint of butterscotch on the nose. On the palate, the immediate impression is of a full-on really quite sweet riesling. I was expecting it to develop from that in the mouth, but it doesn't really. Some minerality and lots of acidity.
    This needs locking away for at least 5-10 years.

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  • A slightly alarming "pop" on opening the screwcap, a concern rather sustained by a lot of bubbles clinging to the glass. But no actual bubble stream or fizz. Quite a muted nose with some light honey, white flowers and a hint of sulphur. Complex palate - quite chalky in its minerality. There's a real zingy note, but the overall impression at the moment is of a rather obvious sweetness. Sherbetty finish with a real tingle lingering after. I wonder if this is in the process of leaving a drinking window, before shutting down.

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