Wines like this are why 2003 has generated such buzz across Germany. Thick and oily-textured, and filled with flavors of superripe pears, peaches and dried apricots, this is a monumental dessert wine. Yes, it’s decadently rich, but it also boasts sufficient acidity to keep it from becoming cloying. Finishes long, with lingering notes of tropical fruit and citrus…
A wonderfully drinkable beerenauslese, which makes it a serious accomplishment—sometimes these wines can just be too much. This one balances its intense dried apricot and golden raisin notes with tropical and citrus fruit and lively acidity.
This is wonderfully exotic on the nose, blasting forth with waves of mango and peach, then settles down a bit on the palate, where the flavors are of honeyed peaches, dripping with nectar, framed by just enough citrus for balance. Moderately rich, with a long, squeaky-clean finish. Drink now–2025 or beyond.
Simply gorgeous aromas of honey, apricots and tangerines are echoed on the palate, where the wine is full, rich and sweet without seeming overly heavy. The moderate levels of acidity provide adequate balance now, but may prove too low for extended aging; that’s okay, because it’s so good now. Probably best over the next 5–10 years.
In keeping with this estate’s reputation for elegance, this eiswein is finely poised, with some delicious acidity alongside the flavors of ripe quince jelly. It is certainly intense, but this is balanced by the complex layers of crisp, dry honey and acidity.
A stunningly intense wine, with ripe fruit with perfectly balanced crisp acidity. At the moment, it is certainly young, but Werner estate, long-established in Hochheim, has made a wine that will develop slowly and beautifully over many years.
Rich, lush and slightly oily in texture, this may lack the exotic notes of the goldkap bottling, but it’s still an exceptional wine. Dried apricot notes provide sweetness and flavor, balanced by ripe citrus and a slightly pithy note on the long finish. Drink now–2020.
Displays the majesty of Rhein Riesling in a dry format, combining muscle (13% alcohol) with elegance and length. Layers of dried and fresh fruit unfold on the palate, backed by a solid underpinning of minerality and spice.