While extremely mineral from nose to finish, this dry, medium-bodied wine packs a punch on the palate with lip-smacking peach, lime and lemon flavors. Vibrant tangerine acidity bristles long on the finish. Refreshingly and quaffable, yet satisfyingly complex.— A.I.
In really warm years like 2006, wines from the cool Saar valley often excel. This offering shows crisp, refreshing acidity to balance its residual sugar and classic flavors of green apple, lime and pineapple. Under it all is a firm foundation of slate-driven minerality and a fine, linear structure.— J.C.
Spine-tingling acidity runs throughout this off-dry Riesling. Swathes of honey and fresh apple, saffron and dried berries lend sweetness and warmth, but this striking kabinett does not surrender its sharp edges easily.— A.I.
Fresh green herbs and tart stone-fruit aromas waft delicately from this dry, remarkably juicy wine. The palate bursts with ripe white peach and nectarine flavor accented with bright, zesty lime acidity.— A.I.
Fragrant on the nose with aromas of fresh apples accented with herbs and spice, this dry, full-bodied wine bristles on the palate with lemon and lime acidity. Ripe yellow peach and nectarine flavors fill out the midpalate and linger on the finish. It’s straightforward in style yet deliciously quaffable.— A.I.
A strong showing for this entry-level offering from the Dr. Fischer estate on the Saar, with some funky passion fruit notes adding character to this creamy-textured, amply concentrated wine. Finishes off-dry, with lingering mineral notes. Hand-picked at kabinett-level ripeness, this is a great value.— J.C.
From the family’s estate holdings in the Saar, this is a steely, minerally wine, but the ripeness of the vintage has given it a saber’s heft rather than the more typical rapier-like weight. A bit austere, but long, dry and minerally on the finish.— J.C.
Whiffs of saffron and crushed stone lend an earthy tone to the nose, but the palate of this semidry Riesling is all honey and tangerines. Laser-cut acidity lends precision and lift to a moderately long finish. Quaffable and invigorating.— A.I.