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Carl Schmitt-Wagner Riesling Auslese Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg 2007

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A "core-list" wine. Because how can anything calling itself a “core-list” fail to include this monument of character and distinctiveness? This 2007 has darker, more herbal aromas than the Kabinett; the palate shows sensational complexity and a monumental authority, as if they knew it was the swansong vintage; a positive botrytis like a well-fitting garment; a demi-glace with cherry and smokiness; the botrytis gives just a slight admonition to the finish; he’s not entirely explicable, this guy, but what an impression he makes.

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Carl Schmitt-Wagner:
The Carl Schmitt-Wagner winery winery is a German Riesling Winery from the Mosel which produces exclusively Mosel Riesling Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese wines the old-fashioned way. This means the absence of global influences on our wine production. You will taste a wine which represents its intended terroir and not merely a wine made for the masses. As such, we use the original ungrafted Europea... Read more
The Carl Schmitt-Wagner winery winery is a German Riesling Winery from the Mosel which produces exclusively Mosel Riesling Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese wines the old-fashioned way. This means the absence of global influences on our wine production. You will taste a wine which represents its intended terroir and not merely a wine made for the masses. As such, we use the original ungrafted European Riesling grape and create true Mosel Rieslings. We always tell our customers, “Don’t take our word for it, taste for yourself and compare!” Go to Winezap.com to find our Mosel Rieslings from Carl Schmitt-Wagner. Read less

Member Reviews for Carl Schmitt-Wagner Riesling Auslese Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg

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Vintage: 1999 08/01/2011

The wine's color was light straw at the edges with an undertone of green and water white in the middle. On the nose, there was aromas of wax, petrol, ammonia, and minerals. To taste, it was still quite sweet on the attack with green apple flavors and a hint of peaches. This wine was still quite fresh and vibrant. In my opinion, this wine is still young. It will need more time. However, it has a lot of potential.


External Reviews for Carl Schmitt-Wagner Riesling Auslese Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Revealing high levels of SO2, the smoky 2003 Riesling Spatlese Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg is a wine that will benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring for its sulfur to be absorbed. It displays excellent depth, a Pouilly-Fume-like flintiness, and notes of spiced apples in its tightly wound character. Anticipated maturitry: 2006-2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This delicate wine showcases Riesling's feminine, floral side. Could those be lilacs? Green apple and citrus flavors linger seductively on the finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Sweet corn, spices, and stones can be discerned in the aromatics of the tangy, broad 2002 Spatlese. It is light to medium-bodied, soft, and filled with red currants and melon balls. Some tropical fruit notes can be found in its extensive finish. Projected maturity: 2005-2025.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Backward and unevolved. Waxy, with racy acidity, this is a great young Riesling. Packed with dry extract and hard-edged today, yet there's density, and deeply wrought tropical fruit and mineral flavors.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A friendlier, more generous wine, the 2001 Riesling Spätlese Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg A.P. #1302 exhibits aromas of fresh, ripe pears and apples. Harmonious, elegant, and lush, this excellent value is a forward, pretty wine. Spices, pears, and white flowers can be found in its light to medium-bodied personality.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Succulent flavors of white peach, kumquat and starfruit are floral and fragrant, backed by crisp, zesty acidity. It's clean and focused, finishing with juicy length.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Coffee, sea spray, caraway, apricot, and red delightfully scent and flavor the juicy and engaging Schmitt-Wagner 2009 Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg Riesling Spatlese. Lush suggestions of ripe melon and subtle stoniness and an exotic hint of cocoa on the lightly-creamy palate lead to a satisfyingly long finish not quite as distinctively delicious today as the corresponding Kabinett. But this wine will be worth following for at least 15 years.



A "core-list" wine. Because how can anything calling itself a “core-list” fail to include this monument of character and distinctiveness? This 2007 has darker, more herbal aromas than the Kabinett; the palate shows sensational complexity and a monumental authority, as if they knew it was the swansong vintage; a positive botrytis like a well-fitting garment; a demi-glace with cherry and smokiness; the botrytis gives just a slight admonition to the finish; he’s not entirely explicable, this guy, but what an impression he makes.

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