At 10.5% alcohol and 25 g/L of residual sugar, this is a beautifully balanced spätlese-styled Riesling. Apple and pineapple aromas and flavors are tinged with honey. Like the 2004 Dry Riesling, this is delicate without being frail.
The U.S. pricing for this wine is a bit extravagant, but the wine delivers wonderful spicy and savory aromas, backed by loads of cherries, a creamy mouthfeel and hints of vanilla briars and spice. Firm on the finish; try again in 2008. Imported by American Estates Wines, Inc.