Friday, December 17, 2010

2003 Mosel

2003 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Riesling Spätlese

2003 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Riesling Spätlese, QmP Scharzhofberger, Mosel

Now, for a proper Mosel with a bit of age. I love drinking spätlesen wines anytime, all the time. Sure, the best wines demand a good 15 years of age, but sometimes you can't wait that long. I've drank the kabinett from this estate a while ago, different vintage and vineyard. This particular wine, the Scharzhofberger, was stunning.

Racy minerality, ripe fruit, acidity just buzzing - reminds me why I love German riesling so much. Really a wonderful, wonderful wine. Finished the bottle wanting more. My last riesling of the year . . . yes, going out on a high note.

DF

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