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Wines from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

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97
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Dr. Pauly Bergweiler 2007 Bernkasteler Badstube Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

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While sometimes the Pauly-Bergweiler wines come across as too simply sweet, this one hits all the right notes, from an outrageously exotic bouquet of dried apricots, orange marmalade and faintly sweaty socks that add a kinky edge to the rich, layered texture in the mouth and virtually endless finish. Should age effortlessly for decades, but it's pretty spectacular now.  — J.C.  (4/1/2010)
97
points

Joh. Jos. Prüm 2005 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Gold Cap (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

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Prüm has hit a grand slam in 2005, with every bottling we’ve tasted coming in at 90-plus points. This offering has the house’s trademark yeasty, leesy scents, but also layer after layer of dense, slaty fruit balanced by crisp acidity. It’s a bit sweet for most dishes, but pairing it with foie gras or mild cheeses will allow it to shine. Should evolve gracefully for…  — J.C.  (6/1/2007)
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Von Othegraven 2004 Kanzem Altenberg Eiswein First Growth Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

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  1. $250
Words hardly do this wine justice. It’s unctuous almost beyond the point of being wine—offering a mèlange of dried fruits and honey that ooze over every taste bud, filling the pores of your mouth and then releasing sugar and flavor for minutes afterward. And the aromas aren’t too shabby either, giving up intense scents of dried apricots and orange marmalade, tinged…  — J.C.  (9/1/2006)
96
points

St. Urbans-Hof 2008 Leiwener Laurentiuslay Beerenauslese Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

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  1. $175
From a vintage not known for its supersweet selections, this wine is a revelation. Honey and bergamot notes mingle easily on the nose, while the palate unfolds to reveal layers of honey, dried apricots and orange marmalade. It’s rich, viscous and concentrated without any heaviness, with a finish that’s sweet and lingering. This should age through 2040 easily.  — J.C.  (3/1/2011)
96
points

Dr. Loosen 2006 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Trockenbeerenauslese Goldkap Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

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  1. $49
Bottling a TBA in this format makes great sense--it allows the tiny productions to be spread around and made more affordable. This is rich, sweet and superintense, with flavors of boiled down marmalade and honey that finish long, long, long. In this size bottle, opt for drinking it young versus extended cellaring.  — J.C.  (4/1/2010)
96
points

Dr. Loosen 2006 Erdener Prälat Auslese Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

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  1. $75
Wow. This gorgeous dessert-style auslese explodes from the glass in a cavalcade of sweet fruit and spice. Honeyed peaches and dried apricots are most prominent, but shadings of cinnamon and allspice give complexity, while crisp acids provide impeccable balance on the long finish. Delicious now, this wine should easily evolve for up to 40 years.  — J.C.  (12/15/2008)
96
points

Karl Erbes 2006 Ürziger Würzgarten Auslese * * * Goldkap Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

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  1. $53
Rich and sweet yet without excessive weight, Erbes’ three-star auslese goldkap features beautifully delineated aromas and flavors of dried apricots, ripe peaches and pineapples as well as great minerality and freshness. The finish is virtually endless. Imported by Chapin Cellars, LLC.  — J.C.  (12/15/2008)
96
points

Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef) 2006 Berncasteler Doctor Beerenauslese Goldkap Riesling (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)

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  1. $160
The wonderful minerality imparted by the Doctor vineyard is somehow able to keep this intensely sweet, rich wine from being heavy or cloying. Dried apricot notes mark the nose, followed by scents of mango, peach and pineapple; this wine virtually gushes with sweet tropical fruit and honey, yet maintains a wonderful sense of balance throughout.  — J.C.  (12/15/2007)
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