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Germany - Old Vintages

Derek - Fri, February 02, 2018

Tasting for Warden Abbey Vineyard Volunteers

Cardington Village Hall

Wednesday 24th January 2018

German Wines with some age

Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen Riesling Kabinett 2004

Schloss Reinhartshausen Rheingau

90 2018-20

The fruit on the nose is ripe and sweet the palate has apricots and tropical fruits a rich mix of flavours. There is enough underlying citrus to balance and refresh but it finishes with a hint of sweetness.

Urziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese 1993

Weingut Christoffel-Berres Urzig Mosel

93 2018-21

The nose has a mix of fruits the freshness of zesty lime with sweeter tropical fruits at the back. Rich and ripe in the middle the honeyed sweetness underpinned by grapefruit freshness still a feeling of youth the finish has steely slate, fragrance and length.

Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling Auslese 1959

Dr R Weil Kiedrich Rheingau

93 2018-21

Ripe apricot richness the nose has depth the palate a honeyed mix of tropical fruits. There is mid acidity balance with lime and lemon the fruit at the back is sweeter ripe and rich filling out the palate and although there is a hint of freshness the finish has yellow peach jam.

Marcobrunnen Riesling Auslese 1959

Freiherr Langwerth von Simmern Eltville Rheingau

92 2018-20

The fruit on the nose is nutty fragrant almonds and hazel nuts. The start of the palate is light and fresh but there is mid depth with fleshy ripe apricots. Tangerine freshness at the back it feels lighter but it fills out on finish with yellow peaches and nectarines.

Hattenheimer Nussbrunnen Riesling Beerenauslese 1953

Freiherr Langwerth von Simmern Eltville Rheingau

95 2018-22

Honeyed sweet fruit the nose has a rich mix of flavours the palate the richness of apricot conserve. There is balance with mineral, herbal fresh fruits tangerine still youthful with at the back depth of fruit a rich mix of nutty apricots and nectarines.

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