Franz Karl Schmitt

Niersteiner Pettenthal Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling 1934

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.
— 14 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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I’d be curious if in that era much quality wine was being produced in Germany, given what I know about the economy post WWI @Aaron Tan ? What a find!
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@Peter Sultan Wish I could tell you I knew more. Haha. That being said, 37' is the only real vintage being talked about in that era. Prior to that is the legendary 21'. The next great vintage is probably 59'? So I reckon the wars did affect the wines a lot. If only properly stored examples were easier to find. Hahahah.

Paul Anheuser

Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling 2011

Deep amber; medium plus intensity aromas of tangerine, orange blossom honey, ripe apricot, pineapple, mango juice, saffron; lusciously sweet, high acid, low alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors of tangerine, ripe apricot, juicy peach, mango juice, dried pineapple, orange blossom honey, saffron; long finish, incredibly concentrated flavors, outstanding — 5 months ago

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Spiritus Vinosi Gruberialis

Trockenbeerenauslese Chardonnay 2015

Se boit comme du petit lait. Préférence pour le riesling dans ce genre de cuvée, l'acidité est davantage présente pour tenir tête à tout ce sucre. — 2 months ago

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Alois Kracher

No. 11 Zwischen den Seen Trockenbeerenauslese Scheurebe

Where is my insulin ? Still yummy with balance . I hate that descriptor . — 3 months ago

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt

Josephshöfer Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling 2003

Monopole! This is actually the Beerenauslese, not the TrokenBeerenauslese. But so it goes. — 5 months ago

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Alois Kracher

No. 7 Zwischen den Seen Trockenbeerenauslese Welschriesling 2002

Very sweet, rich, and low acid. — 2 months ago

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Alois Kracher

No. 9 Zwischen den Seen Auslese Trockenbeerenauslese Scheurebe 2005

Shay A

July 4th Friday was a total blowout! Killer bottles one after another. Here are just a few of the bottles we all enjoyed!

I’ve had AKracher wines twice before, and both have been courtesy of
@Keith Fisher . Really fun to try next to the SQN Noble Man and very different. Much more floral and caramelized without being heavy. Toffee, honeysuckle, and light maple. This is still improving.
— 3 months ago

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Weingut Angerhof-Tschida

Trockenbeerenauslese Sämling 1998

Jeremy Shanker

Giving kracher a run for the money. — 4 months ago

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Domäne Wachau

Kellerberg Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling 2006

This is magic... drinking at the Winery! — 6 months ago