White - Off-dry

2006 Hans Wirsching Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Auslese


  • Germany
  • Franken
Drink between 2014 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • sweetstuff wrote: 93 points

    May 16, 2015 - Suzanne's Chinese Tea and Oranges: '06 Wirsching Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Auslese, Franken, AP 5011 032 07, 9.5 pabv; Rudi Weist. WineBid lot I5008201, $26 plus 14% bp.

    Cork-finished; could use better quality of cork--short, coarse and crumbly. Limpid green orange.

    Under the white China tea and tangerine there is a most delicate veal broth supporter. The China tea is so faithful to the depth of good Silver Needle variety that it's shocking.

    Just adequate ripe and juicy acidity for this level of ripeness; a touch of orange peel infusion. Great integration and harmony, with delicate white-wine tannins, that's found in the best Silvaner Auslese; much like the tea. For those of you who know and love this style, it's a beautiful expression of something that's quite different from a Rhine or Mosel Riesling Auslese. The Silvaner holds smoky minerality in check in favor of a chord of almost tear-provoking loveliness, like a Leonard Cohen song sung by Judy Collins. Perhaps deserves better of me than I'm giving. Drink now or hold. Won't get funky or die any time soon.

  • ArieS wrote: 99 points

    September 20, 2010 - Great wine. Strong botrytis with lots of apricots, floral notes and great acidity. This is light and refreshing with a medium to long finish.
    If Lawgirlt can give a ridiculous score, why can't I?

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  • SimonG wrote:

    December 3, 2009 - Light; elderflower nose; sweet, long, good balancing acidity, quite unusual and really lovely. ****

  • Lawgirlt wrote: 76 points

    August 15, 2008 - Like drinking honey - without the viscosity. Funky bottle.

    $22 at Astor: This comes from one of the lesser-known German wine producing regions, Franken. Home of the crazily-shaped, regional bottle known as the bocksbeutel. Rich with a dense floral, honeyed and earth driven profile.

  • 14Frimaire wrote:

    November 2, 2007 - This wine merits another holy @!#%%*!! Beautiful stuff, pure, clean and long. It opens with freshly cut grass on a meadow of white flowers, right next to a mountain stream. The sweetness is a little strong right now, but the underlying minerals and acidity are there to see. A terrific bottle.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type White - Off-dry
  • Producer Hans Wirsching
  • Varietal Silvaner
  • Designation Auslese
  • Vineyard Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg
  • Country Germany
  • Region Franken
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 26 (76%)
  • Consumed 8 (24%)

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