June 24, 2020 - Not enough acid. Unlike previous bottles this had an off taste, though the bottle seemed technically sound. Not deemed worth drinking.
December 28, 2018 - Fantastic stuff! Honeyed apricot & stone fruits. Well balanced w/ good acidity. Compellingly drinkable.
July 1, 2017 - Deep gold in colour. Shows piercing aromas of sweet lemon, apricot jam and honey against a backdrop of honeysuckle and linden. So brilliantly textured with a gentle creaminess and lift from energizing acidity. So long and lingering.
October 23, 2016 - Mature nose with a hint of petrol. Golden color, thick and luxurious. Stone fruit, brisk acidity, long finish, almost like ice wine . Great example of aged riesling .
November 23, 2015 - Liquid gold. Very nice and great value
June 10, 2013 - A lovely birthday lunch with Vouvray, Bordeaux and a Riesling. (David's.): Extremely ripe and viscous and bursting with ripe mango, pineapple, orange citrus and apricot flavors and aromas. Plenty sweet, but a little unfocused and it could use more acidic lift as it comes off as a bit ponderous. A-/B+.
October 6, 2012 - San Diego WineSpectator.com Offline, 10/6/2012 (Carlsbad, California): Don't know if this was the "Goldkapsul" or the regular bottling. Clear light golden-honey color. Delicious aromas and flavors of banana oil, pine needles, apricot, honey, nectarine, candied tangerine peel. Tropical and exotic, unctuous and hedonistic. My #2 and group's SECOND PLACE.
September 19, 2012 - popped and poured. color straw. nose intoxicating fruit and botrytis. palate shows super-rich very ripe fruit. a little more RS than acid leaving this feeling a bit unbalanced to me, but great length on finish. nice but not amazing.
January 25, 2012 - Plesantly surprised. Nice honey and botrytus. Good residual sugar without being syrupy and some typical Riesling acidity to balance. Bought more as a result.
Only complaint is an initial musty smell that blew off quickly. No noticeable mold on the cork, but it was slightly moist on the outside (exposed side under the foil cap). 750ml bottle
May 5, 2011 - From 375. Pleasant golden color. Nose of grilled pineapple, toasted marshmallow, grilled apricot, petrol, and that twinge that promises botrytis funk. Pleasant medium acidity, sweet golden and yellow fruit, some dried and some fresh, full mouth feel with an expansive mid-palate such that one can tell, when it mellows, that it will bring something special to this wine. Very long botritized finish as reported by a previous taster.
Man, this is good stuff. I should buy more. I really like drinking good Riesling. I feel like I get my money's worth when I go to Simon/Loosing/Prum. I think that these 375's provide a great window to the 750s in 3-5 years. 7.5% abv.