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2007 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett Mosel Saar Ruwer
Tastes like Auslese please hurry
  • The Klipper commented:

    11/20/21, 10:23 PM - Yo

White - Off-dry
1998 Gunderloch Nackenheim Rothenberg Riesling Auslese Rheinhessen
5/10/2021 - Rote Kappelle Likes this wine:
94 points
Purchased at auction; I have some 2015's in my collection and so was very keen to look at how it ages. Cork in excellent condition, no ullage of which to speak.

Colour is burnished bronze but not flat or brown.

Nose is a heady brew of apricot, apple, toffee and perhaps the slightest hint of rancio. In the mouth these follow through and there is fantastic intensity, great length and a sublime mouthfeel - at first unctuous and almost overwhelming then finishing crisp and clean.

I find German Riesling remains great value on a world scale. Gunderloch are a producer of very correct styles, of high quality and representing great value. I feel great confidence in buying their wine and this just confirms it. If this was a wine of similar quality from Chablis, or Burgundy it would be at least twice the price.
  • The Klipper commented:

    5/27/21, 4:23 PM - My bottle eight years ago was so undeveloped it tasted like it could be from two vintages previous. Crazy.
    Also, how is it that we have no "wine in common"?

1999 Andrew Will Sangiovese Wedding Cuvée - Erin & Dieter Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain
11/24/2010 - Gary wrote:
90 points
Remarkable how alive this bottle remains, and how well it has held up. Drinking beautifully!
  • The Klipper commented:

    4/18/19, 2:11 PM - Marriage, not so much.

2012 Lioco Chardonnay Hanzell Vineyard Sonoma Valley
9/25/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
94 points
Nose of butterscotch and a sweeter gingerbread. Clove and almond as well. Toasted chestnuts mixed with Christmas cookie and butterscotch frosting. Baking spices as well. Delicious effort!! 93-94 points.
  • The Klipper commented:

    1/30/19, 12:02 PM - Looks like Christmas came three months early!

2004 Azienda Agricola Trinchero Barbera d'Asti Superiore
2/5/2012 - Smahlatz wrote:
87 points
Quite advanced - mature nose of leather and stewed fruits. Interestingly, on day 2, this seemed much frersher, some cherry coming through, seems to be getting younger. Initially I thought this may have been too advanced, but now I am not so sure.
  • The Klipper commented:

    6/21/13, 10:19 PM - But when you had this wine, it had been seven years since fermentation. And it's a sub-20$ wine. And Barbera. Honestly, Trinchero hits a home run in making long-lived inexpensive wine.

2009 Bodegas Los Bermejos Malvasía Volcánica Seco Lanzarote
1/4/2010 - pulver wrote:
76 points
very nice and expressive malvasia seco
  • The Klipper commented:

    1/6/13, 10:40 PM - Very nice and you give it 76 points? Do you use that wacky 80 point system?

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