The nose reveals, lighter more subtle petrol characteristics, ripe golden apple, ripe fleshy pineapple , apricots, marmalade, lemon syrup, grapefruit with pith, honey, beeswax, a little lime candy, white spice, dry stones, yellow lilies and spring flowers.
The body is thick, rich, waxy and a touch syrupy. Dry, pineapple & apricots, golden apple, peach, lemon syrup, lime candy, some green apple, grapefruit with pith, marmalade, orange rind, fruit blossoms, honey, beeswax, soft delicate minerality, very light petrol notes, slate, white spice with yellow lilies and spring flowers. Acidity is round and magnificent. The 09 is in a good place with plenty of life ahead. The rich, lush, well balanced finish is persistent for minutes.
Excellent with spicy Asian food.
Photos of, the view across the river from their Weingut and their Bernkasteler Doctor Vineyard, the blue slate this wine grows in, Sofia Thanisch finishing up with a group before our one on one tasting and the view of Bernkasteler Doctor Vineyard from the other side looking down at the river. — 2 days ago
Another visit to the weekly Wednesday Wine Committee, and a wonderful hosting by Glenn. As always, all wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.
Wow! What a pull from Glenn. My guess was BA (which ended up being correct) but many others were trying to call it TBA or Sauternes. This was sweet, but not liqueur enough for it to be TBA and not enough compact flavors and honeyed savory notes to be Sauternes. Honeyed underripe peach and guava, with a tart finish. I thought it was only 20yrs old! — 20 days ago
An austere, nervy Kabinett with good depth and persistence. Light pale hay. Smokey white flowers, burnt rubber, and Asian pear. What I imagine is a good dose of residual sugar hides beneath a blanket of integrated acid and flavors of sour pineapple, mango, and naval orange. Voluptuous. — 9 days ago