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TastersGuildNY Tour of German Rieslings from one of the leading German Estates Portfolio




TastersGuildNY Tour of German Rieslings from one of the leading German Estates Portfolio

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Germany is a nation of small growers. The estate and wine maker is a key ingredient in the selection process in German wine. We tasted 10 wines selected from the greatest estates of Germany. Dr. H Thanisch, Mosel, Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler, Mosel, Georg Albrecht Schneider, Rheinhessen, Dr.Heyden, Rheinhessen and Fitz-Ritter, Pfalz Region.

Dr. Fischer Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett 2007 was the favorite Mosel Dry Style. Dr Pauly-Bergweiler Berncastler Badstube Spatlese 2008 was the favorite Mosel Spatlese. Bollig-Lehnert Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese 2008 placed a close second. George Albrecht Schneider Niersteiner Paterberg Riesling Kabinett 2009 was the favorite Kabinett from Rheinhessen. Dr Thanisch Braunberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Auslese 2005 was the favorite Aged Mosel Riesling. Everyone liked Fitz Ritter Gewurztraminer Spatlese 2009 and were very impressed with Dr Pauly-Bergweiler Urziger Wurgarten Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2001. All the cheese was provided by Cabot Cheese Vermont.

 
Flight I: Mosel Dry Style Wines to Compare Votes Full Retail Price $
Dr. Fischer Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett 2007 (Saar)
Strong minerality and acidity that offsets the residual sugar. This Kabinett seems drier than other Kabinetts. The favorite of this flight.
14 $21.99
Dr. H.Thanisch 'Classic' 2008 (Bernkastel area)
Rich and complex. Mineral, peach, pear, raspberry and an elegant, crisp, long finish.

10 $17.99 - $19.99
Flight II: Mosel Spatlese Quality Wines to Compare
Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Berncastler Badstube Spatlese 2008
Aged in stainless steel. Rich and juicy with apricot, nectarine, and lime. Well balanced and delicious. The favorite of this flight.
13 $29.99
Bollig-Lehnert Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese 2008
Aged in large oak casks. Minerality and fleshy texture with savory notes and flecks of orange; long finish. A close second place.

12 $22.99
Flight III: Rheinhessen Kabinett Quality Wines to Compare
Dr. Heyden Oppenheimer Kabinett 2009
Off dry, citrus, ripe, apricot and peachy fruit.
3 $15.00
George Albrecht Schneider Niersteiner Paterberg Riesling Kabinett 2009
Ripe and luscious, exotic fruit, dense in flavor from the red sandstone soils. The favorite of this flight.

23 $16.99
A Gem From The Pfalz Region
Fitz Ritter Gewurztraminer Spatlese 2009
Stelvin closure. Full –bodied and powerful. Rose petals in the nose, citrus and lychee fruit flavors, well balanced sweetness. Certified organic production. All liked.

All Liked $20.99
Flight IV: Tasting Two Different Vintages of Aged Mosel Rieslings
Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Graacher Himmelreich Reisling Kabinett 2003
Aged notes have replaced the fruity character; aromas of oily pine; and petrol permeates.
7 $28.00 - $30.00
Dr. Thanisch Braunberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Auslese 2005
Complex and racy acidity due to steep slate slopes and red soils keeps this aged Riesling lively with dense flavors of apple and caramel. Elegant. The favorite of this flight.

20 $40.00 - $45.00
Flight V: Riesling for Dessert
Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Urziger Wurgarten Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2001
Honey, caramel, orange peel and apricot aromas and flavors. Very well balanced and lively. A touch cloying on the finish. Drink now through 2025.




All Liked $275.00 - $350.00
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