Monthly Tasting Group: Rieslings

Ngon Bistro, St. Paul, MN

Tasted April 28, 2019 by rocknroller with 64 views

Introduction

This was the monthly tasting group event. Theme was Riesling from anywhere. We had a group of around 18, and we visited Ngon Bistro - a French - Vietnamese Restaurant for the first time with the group. We had a veery good time. Food and service were well done.

Flight 1 - Our Table (9 notes)

White
2008 Nikolaihof Riesling Federspiel Vom Stein Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau
90 points
Light straw color. Drank a glass over 40 minutes. This was pretty lean overall, not a lot of fruit showing. Fusil, slate, light apple on the nose. The palate is lean, minerally, slate, tart apple and bit of peach fuzz, pretty dry. I like it; it wasn't flashy, more subtle 89 to 90pts.
White - Off-dry
2014 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese Germany, Nahe
92 points
Light gold color. Drank a glass over 40 minutes. This has got good body, medium plus, fresh red apple, white peach fruits, good freshness and good stony minerality.
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White - Off-dry
2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #10 Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
93 points
Very pale gold color. Drank a glass over 30 minutes plus. Ok, I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for this flashy young Rieslings. So sue me. Geez, thiss is so bright and energetic, great zippy acids and bright tropical fruits, good balance, loads of tangerine and citrus zest on both the nose and palate along with pineapple, and a nice dose of tropical fruit too; light fusil, and a touch of tart apple. This starts out feeling light medium body but takes on some weight in glass. Loved it. 92+ to 93pts.
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White - Off-dry
2002 Karl Erbes Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ** Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
91 points
Light gold color. Drank a glass over 30 minutes. Same bottle as JCGuthrie. Kind of a creamy panna cotta texture, citrus, apple. Nice.
White - Off-dry
2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
93 points
Ultra pale color, almost clear. Drank a glass over 45 minutes. Apple, pineapple, peach, citrus, with lime blossoms on a really well balanced frame of acid, stone and tart fruits. The fusil is fading and this is really working. 92+ to 93pts.
White - Off-dry
2007 Dönnhoff Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Riesling Spätlese Germany, Nahe
92 points
Light gold color. Drank a glass over 45 minutes. Light gold color. This was really silky, just great body and mouth feel, citrus, mango, balanced with a sweeter profile.
White - Off-dry
2016 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
94 points
Ultra pale near clear color. Drank a glass over 30 minutes plus. Not surprisingly this is crazy primary and filled with explosive fruit. I love the tropical nose of passion fruit, guava, and mango. Smells and tastes like a big glass of minerally POG juice, and I mean that in the best possible way. Great acid and balance. Quite amazing and has a great future. 94(+)pts.
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White - Off-dry
2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
94 points
Light gold color. Drank a glass over 30 plus minutes. Good at the start but really takes off over the first 20 minutes. Still has that great fruit, a bit less on the nose, though it builds, fusil, mineral, peach, candied apricot, orange, slate, perfect balance. Loved it.
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Red - Fortified
1994 Graham Porto Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
Small glass. Jet fuel nose. Palate is nice, black fruits, raisin and fig, black cherry liqueur.
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Flight 2 - Table Two - small pours (9 notes)

White
2014 Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein Hatzenporter Kirchberg Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
88 points
Small taste. Has an odd skanky floral aromatic, fusil, white fruits, green apple skin.
White - Off-dry
1996 Bert Simon Serriger Würtzberg Riesling Spätlese Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
Micro taste. No notes. A little flat now, fusil still. Ok, nothing memorable, but needed more to gage it better. 88ish?
White - Sparkling
N.V. Dr. Deinhard Riesling Extra Brut Sekt Germany, Pfalz
85 points
Small taste. If this is extra brut, well something went wrong. Tastes sweet, Demi-sec at least. Malt, sweet apples, spritzy carbonation, cheap Cava-like.
White - Off-dry
2008 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (Golden Capsule) Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
90 points
Tiny pour. Good, fusil, apple, herbal, herbal aromatics,
White
2015 Biecher & Schaal Riesling Schoenenbourg France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
87 points
Small pour. Lean, mineraly, little melon, blanched apple, not much fruit there.
White
2003 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
91 points
Small taste. Same bottle as galewskj. Ripe apple, orchard fruits, tart, and funny - I wrote down seems like Kabinett. Go figure - but I had a very small pour.
White - Off-dry
2001 P. Licht-Bergweiler Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
Small glass. Our table all thought this was corked. Not bad, but clearly so. Other table did not.
White - Off-dry
2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese Germany, Pfalz
92 points
Small pour. Medium full body, nice texture, shows some age, sweet but balanced, white fruits, peach, candied fruits too, Tahitian vanilla finish. 92+pts.
White - Off-dry
2004 Müller-Catoir Haardter Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese Germany, Pfalz
92 points
Small taste. This was singing. Ripe, bright, tropical fruits, nice body, vanillin on the finish. 92+ to 93pts.
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