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Gunderloch Riesling Spätlese Nackenheim Rothenberg 2009

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"...nose of quince preserves, lemon candy, pink grapefruit and a profusion of musky, sweet floral perfume reminiscent of peony and rose petal could almost come from a hypothetical blend of Loire Chenin and Alsace Gewurztraminer. Buoyant to the point of delicacy; glossy, creamy, and texturally seductive yet consistently refreshing, cooling, indeed almost sorbet-like, this manages to barely balance its high residual sugar, with its citrus and quince aspects as well as haunting florality informing a seductively succulent finish. It ought to be worth re-visiting over the next two decades, if not longer, and I expect it to be even more winsome after some of its superficial sweetness dissipates in a decade or so...92" WA 02/11

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Gunderloch:
Our great - great grandfather, Carl Gunderloch, a banker from Mainz, founded the Gunderloch estate in 1890. He bought excellent grand cru vineyard sites, NACKENHEIM ROTHENBERG, and became one of the pioneers of quality wine making on the Rhine River. Agnes and Fritz Hasselbach have been managing the 30 acres of vineyards in Nackenheim and Nierstein since 1979 and are the fifth generation owners.

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"...nose of quince preserves, lemon candy, pink grapefruit and a profusion of musky, sweet floral perfume reminiscent of peony and rose petal could almost come from a hypothetical blend of Loire Chenin and Alsace Gewurztraminer. Buoyant to the point of delicacy; glossy, creamy, and texturally seductive yet consistently refreshing, cooling, indeed almost sorbet-like, this manages to barely balance its high residual sugar, with its citrus and quince aspects as well as haunting florality informing a seductively succulent finish. It ought to be worth re-visiting over the next two decades, if not longer, and I expect it to be even more winsome after some of its superficial sweetness dissipates in a decade or so...92" WA 02/11

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