Dr. Fischer 2012 Steinbock Riesling (Mosel)
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.
Dr. Fischer 2006 Ockfener Bockstein Spätlese Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
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.
Dr. Fischer 2012 Ockfener Bockstein Riesling (Mosel)
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.
Dr. Fischer 2012 Saarburger Old Vines Trocken Riesling (Mosel)
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.
Dr. Fischer 2009 Ockfener Bockstein Riesling (Mosel)
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.
Dr. Fischer 2005 Classic Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
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.
Dr. Fischer 2012 Ockfener Bockstein Spätlese Riesling (Mosel)
Slightly savory with tones of pressed apple and pear, this medium-sweet Riesling balances ripe yellow-peach and quince flavors with an earthy minerality that’s intriguing. Bright tangerine acidity drives a long, sunny finish.
Dr. Fischer 2006 Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
This is typical kabinett-level ripeness, but in the context of 2006, it comes across as a trifle undernourished. Aromas and flavors of lime, underripe nectarine and melon finish close to dry, marked by refreshing acidity.