June 14, 2019 - Medium golden core. Peach, peach, peach - more peach - then some honey, raspberry and chamomile. Not markedly sweeter than the Spatlese, with crisp acidity. As interesting as the nose is (and it is amazingly complex!), the palate is still surprisingly muted by comparison - simple, stunningly primary, hardly showing any development at all. This is still ridiculously young, and in evident need of more time in the cellar. As the Soup Guy might say: "No soup for you! Come back five years."
April 28, 2019 - Monthly Tasting Group: Rieslings (Ngon Bistro, St. Paul, MN): 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.
March 29, 2019 - 7th of 24, pnp, perfect cork and level, little change from last bottle in 6/18, still in youthful maturity. VF (18.5).
March 15, 2019 - Uncles Fine Wine Spring BYO (Home): Elegant and typical tropical tones. Great balanced with delightful and welcoming fruit. Tropical mix, mango and apricot. The fruit was a bit slimmer than expected in an Auslese.
January 17, 2019 - Faint spritz, pale; hessian, white flowers, delicate, delightful; exquisite, pitch perfect; beautiful. Lingering finish.
December 28, 2018 - The bad news - this split had a bad cork - couldn't pull it, it crumbled, and there was evidence of a small amount of leakage.
The good news - it still tasted good! Probably not as good as it would have been without the bad cork, but still very, very drinkable. Lots of mild, refined fruit, and a little bit of brioche taste, all nicely integrated. I have never drunk this wine before and only had the one bottle, so I really have nothing to compare to.
November 27, 2018 - A beautiful wine that's just starting to hit its stride. The acidity and sweetness are remarkably balanced, and the fruit and petrol marry well together. I'm glad to have more of this in my cellar, but will wait awhile before popping another.
November 20, 2018 - Needed something to drink after I found out some of my wine is missing. Major depressed.
November 3, 2018 - Two and a half years since my last experience with this, so I thought I'd check in on another. It hasn't budged much. It needs a lot of air to clear most of the sulfur - this was double-decanted several hours in advance, and even then there's a whiff of sulfury funk that lingers on the nose. Beneath that is an absolutely incredible Riesling with layers of youthful fruit, minerality, florality, and just faint hints of the creamy and smoky development that should come with more time. It's a very light wine but there's such piercing intensity to the flavours, tremendous acidity that gives a mouthwatering, slightly tart sensation to the finish, and impeccable balance.
October 14, 2018 - 2001/2005 Joh. Jos. Prüm (Skokie, IL): #19-02, 7.5% abv. Definitely shows a bit of that earthy funk that this wine is famous for (perhaps it's the sponti?). Underneath the sponti is green herbs and some tart fruit, in a much more subtle and less overt expression. The palate here again is simply outstanding -- refined and balanced, with so much going on. It's never in your face -- this is gentle with a little bit of earthiness to add to all the fruit here. Finishes intensely long. Just not showing incredibly well today though, I think...