Sequins & Sawdust

Weingut Hermann Ludes

Thörnicher Ritsch Auslese Riesling 1993

1993 | Riesling; Auslese
Hermann Ludes; Thörnicher Ritsch
Mosel; Trier, Germany
APN 3 560 027 01 96

Caramel popcorn, honeycomb, old forgotten leather, moist oak sawdust; Honey drizzle on dehydrated lemon zest, dehydrated Granny Smith apple slices, buttery apple pie. Oily & viscous mouthfeel, cane sugar but drying. Fantastic experience, 30Y young, drink 2023-2038.
— 9 months ago

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such. brilliant wine


20 Year Old Aged Tawny Port Blend

From Schneider’s $49.99 for twenty year old bottled in 2010. Nutty woody tawny. Acorns, old figs, sawdust. — 3 years ago


Blanco Ribeiro Treixadura Blend 2017

So incredibly rich and complex, this is one of the best whites I have had in a while. Jasmine, orange blossom, lemon pith, tangerine, sawdust, white pepper, and a blue cheese thing on the nose. Heavy bodied and oily in the mouth with piercing acidity and a saline finish. — 4 years ago

David, Matt and 4 others liked this


Musbrugger Grauer Burgunder 2019

Lyle Fass

Lovely pink/grey color. Nose is sawdust, pink grapefruit, sweet wood, barely any sweet wood but what is there makes a difference. Very refined and very subtle. Palate is insane. 1er Cru white burg level. Sappy and finesse driven with insane depth and purity. So classy. Concentrated and sapid. Long finish and insane balance. All stone fruits and grapefruit on the palate. Brilliant! — a year ago

Matt, Vanessa and 7 others liked this

Dunn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Red fruit, menthol and sawdust. Hard to beat old Dunn. — 3 years ago

David, Juan and 1 other liked this

Château Vitallis

Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay 2017

Golden hue. Bright and balanced with citrus, papaya, star fruit, dusty minerality, sawdust, tomato leaf, and crushed rose petal notes. Vintage 2017. ABV 13.5%. — 3 years ago

with Deked1
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Montes Alpha M Santa Cruz Apalta Single Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2003

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has dried vanilla bean, dehydrated cherry, oak sawdust, mashed blackberry, used coffee grounds, dried strawberry and dried blueberry.

Palate has tanned leather, very dried cherry, over-ripe plum, plum skin, hardwood charcoal, dried raspberry with a mildly tannic grip remaining.

This bottle is in its sweet spot, likely will hold here (in proper storage) for another 5-8 years before decline. Don't ever count out Chilean wines for longevity!

Paired with a beautiful merlot steak from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm), boiled then smashed red potatoes finished with a compound herb butter and fresh, local asparagus. I'm finally grilling, and it's barely May!

(Also a stellar pairing with dark chocolate peanut butter cups!)
— 4 years ago

P, Alex and 40 others liked this


@Severn Goodwin Severn great find Cheers 🍷

Château Gombaude-Guillot

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

The cork split so we decanted and filtered it carefully. Ruby colors. Forest floor and toasted sawdust. Plum and some licorice. Barely any tannins. — 2 years ago

I Vigneri di Salvo Foti

Vinudilice Rosé Blend 2019

Not showing as well aromatically as previous vintages, some of which have been my favorite rosés of all time. However, this has wild strawberries and sawdust on the nose and is chock full of acid and minerals per usual. Still a very good bottle of wine.

Maybe needs more time in bottle?
— 3 years ago

Tom, Jason and 19 others liked this

Weingut Hermann Ludes

AP #97 Thörnicher Ritsch Spätlese Riesling 1994

Nose has lemon wedge, coconut oil, wet sawdust, scrubbed lime and powdered sugar on wet limestone, wet flint, craziness.

Palate has sweet/tart green apple, sugar dusted lemon slice, sweet wood, candied pineapple, honey drizzle on dried apple slice with a long finish, non-stop.

Decanted 4H
— 3 years ago

Diane, Bob and 29 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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Yup. 94 Ludes wines are mosel legends. They also will last a decade or more.