An absolute privilege to have tasted this drop of liquid history. How well it showed is a testament to the provenance and ultimately, the strength of the terrior. Constantly evolving in the glass. How I wished I had more time with it. I believe my dear friend SC described the wine aptly as follow:
A 1934 Trockenbeerenauslese from Franz Karl Schmitt’s plot on Pettenthal , the same vineyard used by KPK to produce this stunning Nierstein auctioned GG in our days. The long aging time reveals here the potential of the terrior, the expression of the soil stands out and dominate the characteristics of the Pradikat, could be even a red wine blindly. The wine is nearly dry, with a refreshing mix of acidity and tannin-like bitterness (soil characteristics?), so complex and long with unique velvety mouthfeel.
NB: Found in an old cellar, unmoved from day 1 by MH, and also generously shared by him at the Keller household. I can't think of a better way to have enjoyed this wine. — 9 days ago
Another Paul SCHMITT selection at GO <$15. Excellent with ravioli in a red meat sauce — a month ago
Excellent 1st night. Not so much 2nd day.
Maybe pasted it’s prime Paid $15 @ GO Another Paul Schmitt selection — 2 months ago
Ooooh that’s tart. — a month ago
One of our favorite reislings. Light crisp and a little sweet but not too much. Perfect with fish or anything else for that matter — 2 months ago
Very crisp with gentle fruit notes, an excellent Riesling — 2 months ago
Linda CARTER favorite wine — a month ago
Just when you thought the oldest wine of the night was the 38' FKA Schmitt Pettenthal TBA, this pops up. Again I'll let SC describe the wine again:
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1923 was the oldest wine of the pre-auction dinner. Still so fresh with a lovely complex attack, a bit hollow [on the] mid-palate that shows an average vintage, and a long finish with a surprisingly good tannic structure. Stunning!
To add to this, I'd like to say WeinArt did an amazing job sourcing and cellaring this impeccable bottle. Kudos to them! — 9 days ago