92 points

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium 2001 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

The school vineyards of this high school (whose more famous alumni include Karl Marx) produce wines which are typically light. This wine is still very young, showing yeasty aromas, but the palate is creamy, with some yeast flavors on top of sweet acidity and flavors of green grapes. The aftertaste leaves a touch of…  — R.V.   Published 1/1/2004
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92 points

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium 2001 Trittenheimer Apotheke Spätlese Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

The minerally wines of the Trittenheim Apotheke vineyard have gained enormously in reputation in recent years. The character shows well in this creamy ripe wine, with its soft, delicate fruit flavors shot through with a crisp layer of tannin, which shows how young the wine is. Yeasty flavors show through. This will…  — R.V.   Published 1/1/2004
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91 points

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium 2005 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

This wine blends intense green apple and lime fruit aromas with scents of rock dust and petrol. It’s medium-bodied and plump in texture, easily gliding along with flavors of apple seed oil, honey and ripe citrus, finishing soft, yet persistent. Imported by Chatham Imports, Inc.  — J.C.   Published 6/1/2007
91 points

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium 2001 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

The light, poised delicate character of this wine, with delicious fruit shows a fine, crisp style. With its fresh acidity, and flavors of apricots, it already makes an appealing glass of summer wine.  — R.V.   Published 1/1/2004
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90 points

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium 2004 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

Plump in the mouth but backed by strong acidity, this spätlese offers impressive value. Pineapple, green apple and citrus flavors are joined by a streak of dusty minerals that give this a drier-than-expected finish.  — J.C.   Published 9/1/2006
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90 points

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium 2001 Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

With its poised, sweet but delicate fruit, this is a fine, fresh wine from the top vineyard in Graach, next to Bernkastel. Acidity shows through at the end, leaving an fine purity and tastes of redcurrants.  — R.V.   Published 1/1/2004
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90 points

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium 2001 Trittenheimer Apotheke Ausles Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

The wine has immediately attractive aromas of almonds, followed by full, nutty fruit with layers of acidity and sweet fruit. It is intense, immediately appealing, showing flavors of almond cakes.  — R.V.   Published 1/1/2004
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89 points

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium 2011 Schiefer Off-Dry Riesling (Mosel)

Delicate smoke and spice notes permeate this off-dry Riesling, accenting ripe, juicy flavors of grapefruit and peach. Tart, tangerine acidity stretches the palate, adding zip to a delicately honeyed finish.  — A.I.   Published 2/1/2014
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