Germany

Germany
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Sunday, May 15, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2004 St. Urbans-Hof Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Auslese – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer Sage and other dried herbs on the nose, plus candied peaches, citrus and floral notes. Sweet herbs on the palate, with nice peach and grapefruit flavors, and a nice floral finish. (93 Points)

2007 Müller-Catoir Haardter Mandelring Scheurebe Spätlese trocken – Germany, Pfalz Crushed oyster shells and lime on the nose, with some juniper berries at the end. Rock and lime filled the palate. It was spicy with a salt lick flavor on the finish. (92 Points)

2009 Weingut Jakob Schneider Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Eiswein – Germany, Nahe Smoky oil and peach on the nose, with citrus and floral notes. Sweet on the palate, with lots of acidity. It was stoney and viscous, with a lemon peach finish. (92 Points)

2009 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel – Germany, Nahe Lots of grapefruit and peach on the nose, plus stone and citrus, and some floral notes at the end. The palate was sweet, with peach grapefruit, stone, and spice. (91 Points)

2008 A.J. Adam Dhroner Hofberger Riesling Kabinett – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer Floral notes and grapefruit on the nose, and a nice touch of stone at the end. Sweet and floral on the palate, with stone on the mid-palate and a lime finish. (91 Points)

2009 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese – Germany, Nahe Grapefruit and oil on the nose, with some floral notes and minerals. Sweet grapefruit on the palate with stone, and a good oily finish. (91 Points)

2007 Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg Riesling Spätlese trocken – Germany, Nahe Peach and lemon on the nose, with lemon and floral notes, and a touch of petrol. Sweet lime and peach on the palate, and a little floral and petrol notes. (90 Points)

2007 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Brut – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer Peach and apple on the nose, with hints of stone, and some floral notes at the end. A nice mineral palate, plus some peach and apple. (89 Points)

1992 Schneiders-Reis Briedeler Herzchen Riesling Beerenauslese – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer This one seemed corked to me, but others thought it was just oxidized. I kind of liked the bitter creaminess of it and the gasoline. (Flawed)

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