92–94 Orange marmalade and dried apricots run rampant on the nose, joined by spicy notes reminiscent of nutmeg or cinnamon. Flavors are mouthcoating and rich, yet never seem heavy, and last a long, long time.
This wine’s high acidity provides balance for the wine’s intense sweetness, imparting a racy quality to the long, lemony finish. Aromas and flavors of “yellow” fruits–pineapple, citrus and quince–predominate.
Rich and unctuous, but not a simple fruit-bomb of concentrated fruit, there’s also great minerality and some kerosene. Apple, peach kernel and baking spice flavors end on a honeyed note.
This is typical of the lighter style of Schloss Vollrads’ sweet wines. It has as much dryness and acidity as sweetness, with flavors of quince and white figs. The delicate wine leaves a crisp, fresh aftertaste. —R.V.
Honey and dried apricot notes accent the pineapple-infelcted fruit in this full-bodied, sweet auslese. Melon rounds out the midpalate, which offers plenty of flavor and succulence if not a ton of mineral complexity.
Starts off with some intriguing notes of musk and spice, the turns intensely sweet, with powerful honey and orange marmalade flavors that coat the mouth and refuse to leave. There's just too much sugar in the end, and not enough acid or minerality to provide the ideal balance. Still, it is impressive, and if you measure pleasure solely by grams per liter of…