Community Tasting Notes (6) Avg Score: 89.8 points

  • Very nice! great golden color and a nice tropical fruit taste. Very low alcohol. Liked it.

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  • Beautiful golden hue with fruit forward taste. I' m just acquiring a palate for Rieslings so I can't compare this appropriately to others, but it complemented the spicy Cambodian food perfectly.

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  • Tasted over two days
    Light Golden Straw color with a slight green tint. Nose on day 1 started out tight with mixed floral accents and then loosened up with citrus fruits and spice notes. Day 2 the nose was light with sweet notes and light citrus. Taste on day 1 was crisp and tart on the front with a residual and lingering sweetness. The acid was very evident and hit the tongue quickly --this contributes to the crispness but at this point in the life of this wine the acid makes it a tad out of balance.....The future of this wine however will benefit nicely from that acidity.
    Day 2 the taste was more like what I expect it to be in a year or two. The acid had mellowed some and the fruits had come more foward as if it was aging nicely; the complexity was much more developed with layers of flavor. This wine is drinkable and quite enjoyable now however wait a few years and you will reap the benefits of patience.
    My only complaint is that this wine is in the new style of what I consider to be overly sweet, underfermented Kabinetts -- that's today's style but I long for the return to the 60's and 70's style of moderately light touch of sweetness to tickle your pallaet as well as allow for great aging.

    I will buy some bottles to lay down (well stand up really -- this wine has a glass stopper with a plastic liner as a cork replacement ----- very classy but how will it effect the aging process) for a while

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  • AP 27074 015 9; 8.5 pabv. La Piazza Restaurant. New Bremen, OH; $35/750 ml. Schmitt Sohne, Dist.; Millersville, MD.

    Having been disappointed by the Schmitt Michelsberg Spätlese '09 by the glass, John Albert and I ordered this promising bottle.

    Quite a rich gold color; forceful, complexly spicy (saffron, tarragon); developing nose consisting of peach, apple, and white truffle notes, cotton candy; juicy acidity, and great length. Of at least Spätlese power, it completely overwhelmed the delicate stuffed sole and even pissaladiere. A magnificent bottle but just not a Kabinett. Best as a sipper, unless skillfully matched with food Judged as a Kabinett, 88. Judged as a Spätlese, 92. Drink now or will age two decades.

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  • Dallas 2nd Wednesday Group - Valentine Day Special (Urbano Cafe, Dallas, Texas): WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of orange, sea foam and apricot. Flavors of kumquat, orange and apricot. Bright acidity, medium body. Drink or hold.

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