Crisp, fresh & tart on the nose with fresh cut hay, herby notes, (under)ripe lemons and a cold, steely very Rheingau core underneath.
On the palate this a fuller, riper mouthfeel, with a hint of creaminess and ripe fruit. Lemon curd, lemon sorbet, a hint of underripe mango, some white peach. A nice juicy, if not overly long, finish.
Nice drinking and has enough weight & structure but not the depth or precision you’d expect from GG level.
Edit: Day 2 with half a bottle left from yesterday. A nice waxy, lanolin character evolved. Seems more serious and complete. 0.1pts up — 6 months ago
Mucha fruta en boca y nariz, poca azucar, balanceado, suave en el paladar. Elegante. — 3 years ago
Delicious and unusual light pineapple notes, good length and acidity. — 8 months ago
Had a taste of this yummy late harvest Riesling today from Rheingau at work as a deductive tasing session. Candied nuts, petroleum, beeswax, dried grass on the nose but the palate is awesome - minerality, ripe apricot and apple cider with medium residual sugar and light acidity. The viscosity is really nice coating the mouth just enough to get the balance of sweet and sour taste. Thumbs up for the Old World Riesling Spatlese 👍. — 3 years ago
Riesling must be the only varietal where many of the entry level bottles can improve with some age (mostly speaking of German and Austrian) while also decreasing in price. Delicious and complex with eight years of age, displaying everything to be expected: white flowers, honey, petrol, wet rocks. The sweetness has perfectly integrated at this stage. $7! — a year ago
Had the 2018 vintage - crisp and on the drier side yet with some fruity notes and not too mineral. — 2 years ago
Loved it - EXACTLY what a good Riesling is supposed to be, even with some light floral notes. Reminds me of the Chateau de St. Michelle Riesling. — 4 years ago