Riesling from Mosel, Germany.
SRP of $26 and available for as low as $12 but more commonly around $20. Sample submitted for review. Imported by Winesellers Ltd.
From the bottle:
“Alte Reben (old vines)
Today’s wine comes from the cool climate of Mosel in Germany, probably the best known of all Germany’s wine regions. Many of the vineyards planted in this area are on steep slopes surrounding the Mosel River. The heat retaining slate soils and the influence of the river (among other factors) help to create an area renown for its age-worthy Riesling. And while many older vintage Rieslings go way above our upper price limit, today we’ve got a 2007 squarely in our sweet spot at only $12.
The 2007 Weingut Karp-Schreiber Alte Reben Riesling Spatlese Feinherb begins with a really lovely aroma full of apricot, peach, pear and spicy apple. Tasting reveals more of the same with tons of great, deep fruit flavors like apricot and tart citrus along with nice honey sweetness and crisp acidity. There’s also a wonderful full and smooth mouthfeel. Those honeyed fruit notes turn very tart on the long finish.
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Overall Rating: 7.8
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