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2008 Pfeffingen Dry Riesling Pfalz 12% $20

Top-rated Dry Riesling

This is intense on the nose. Lovely lemon peel and dried lemon zest sit over slightly earthy, slatey wildflower and grass notes that are developing some petrol nuances. There’s a little caramel edge and some waxiness that add depth and complexity. Narrow and focused on entry, this is bright without being aggressively acidic. It has a gauzy edge of sweetness that’s helps to soften its contours, yet it retains lovely nuance. Almost lightly creamy citrus fruits up front are topped with powdery mineral notes and suggestion of wildflowers and honey. The finish is long and sapid with more juicy citrus tones, anchored by some bitter orchard fruits. A nice core of stoniness expresses on the finale. I like this a lot, it straddles the line between geek wine and normal wine very well. 89pts

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  • Snooth User: Zuiko
    Hand of Snooth
    540750 833

    Glad to hear that Reinhartshausen has made it onto your list. My last visit there in 2009 was a bit disappointing and not showing what they are capable of doing. They had some really spectacular wines from the 1971 vintage until fairly recently. Let's hope they are back on track. Their 1983 Erbacher Siegelsberg Auslese was a monumental wine.

    Jul 09, 2012 at 3:10 PM

  • Snooth User: goessen
    1414520 19

    must be dry. many German bottlers do not indicate dryness.

    Nov 25, 2013 at 12:38 PM

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