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2017 Weltner Rödelseer Küchenmeister “Hoheleite” Sylvaner Großes Gewächs

Sylvaner

  • Germany
  • Franken

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Community Tasting Note

  • oldwines Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 31, 2019 - Pulled out New Years Eve with friends. Best Sylvaner I have had, though I can probably count on two hands the total I've tasted. Pale, light lemon yellow color. Nose is mostly tropical fruit in character with a grapefruit undertone. Very minerally and medium+ to high in acidity on the palate with more of the grapefruit and pineapple as well. Fairly long finish with a viscous almost oily texture. I quite enjoyed this, especially with some spicy Mexican food.

    P.S. This remained enjoyable and almost at the same quality level for over a week in the refrigerator.

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6 Comments

  • Nick4378 commented:

    1/8/20, 8:18 AM - very nice review. I have this wine and have wanted to open one. Did you sense and RS or is it dry?

  • oldwines commented:

    1/8/20, 8:35 AM - It seems totally dry to me.

  • Nick4378 commented:

    1/8/20, 9:19 AM - thanks for your response. Guess that is what is expected as far as Sylvaner from Franken. However, its not a variety I come across or drink often despite by affection for German Wines.

  • oldwines commented:

    1/8/20, 9:39 AM - This is a true "GG" and I agree not the most common of wines/grape varietals. I was so curious about it that I picked up a 2016 Albert Boxler Sylvaner from Alsace from a shop I was in yesterday to try in the near term. Seems like you are on the "Fass Selections" mailing list too...from looking through some of your tasting notes...?

  • Nick4378 commented:

    1/8/20, 11:18 AM - I am curious to hear how you feel about the Boxler. I am a fan of their GC Riesling but never tried Sylvaner. I see a lot of hype about Stefan Vetter & Sylvaner but again haven't tried.

    Yes. I am very much on Fass' list. My palate aligns quite well with that what Lyle sells. Infact, this Weltner came from Fass.

  • oldwines commented:

    1/8/20, 11:40 AM - ditto my source for this one... will do a tasting note on the Boxler, probably in the next week or so...

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