Hans Lang 2001 Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen Beerenauslese Riesling (Rheingau)
The 45-acre Hans Lang estate is run by Johann Maximilian Lang from the winery in Hattenheim. With this Beerenauslese, he has been able to extract all the best elements of botrytis. It is beautifully intense, full of ripe, sweet fruit, with tangible flavors of raisins and honey. The palate is silky smooth, voluptuous, opulent. There is enormous intensity.
Hans Lang 2001 Kabinett Riesling (Rheingau)
This is a classic, but it just misses greatness. There is sweetness at the start and the fruit is very ripe, balanced by a layer of tannin. Very pure fruit with thirst quenching acidity.