Thursday, 4 July 2019
Three German Rieslings From 1997
1997 Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad Riesling Spätlese Trocken, Reichrat von Bühl
Dried apricots, hay and dry honey melon makes up the nose of this mature Pfalz wine. I remember it as more spirited a couple of years ago.
The taste is dry with a hig acidity and notes of dried up orange ice cream, dried apricots and chrushed rocks. Good.
85p (tasted 2019/06)
1997 Rüdesheim Berg Schlossberg, Georg Breuer
A fine, delicate nose with notes of rain wet asphalt, dried herbs, candied lemon peel and a salty aroma. Very fine.
The taste is cool and dry with notes of dried sage, lemon peel, wet rocks and a hint of petrol. A long, fine finish. Fully mature and drinking perfectly now.
90p (tasted 2019/06)
1997 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Dr. Loosen
This has a more marked sweetness on the nose, even though the maturity has made the sweetness more "dry". Fine notes of dried up lavender honey, apricots, Lambic ale and a hint of a rubber carpet. A fine complexity.
The taste is dry with a hit of sweetness in the niddle taste, with notes of lemon cream, dried pine apple, hay and slate. A medium long, fine finish.
88p (tasted 2019/06)