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Gunter Steinmetz Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Spätlese 1994

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A spectacular just maturing nose of deisel fuel, green onion tops, and slate but the palate remains wonderfully fresh with a prettty sweet character balanced by cutting acidity. The fruit is a bit apricotty but with the zesty, limy freshness of acidity. Wonderful and still youthful. 92pts

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Region: Germany » Mosel » Sonnenlay

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  • 1994

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Winery: Steinmetz
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Steinmetz:
In the heart of the Middle Mosel lies the picturesque wine village of Brauneberg, surrounded by some of the best vineyard sites in Germany. In our traditional domaine, the knowledge about winegrowing and winemaking has been passed down and improved upon from one generation to the next. Noble red and white wines age in our vaulted cellar, which was built in 1563.

Editorial Reviews for Gunter Steinmetz Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Spätlese

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,180
4.50 5
03/01/2009

A spectacular just maturing nose of deisel fuel, green onion tops, and slate but the palate remains wonderfully fresh with a prettty sweet character balanced by cutting acidity. The fruit is a bit apricotty but with the zesty, limy freshness of acidity. Wonderful and still youthful. 92pts

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Snooth User: Uwe Kristen
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4.50 5
03/01/2009

Developed nose with a medium intensity of pear fruit, meadow flowers, ripe peach, honey, minerality, botrytis and hints of smoke. Medium sweet on the palate, high acidity, low alcohol and light body. Medium intensity of toffee, strawberry, rhubarb, hints of fennel and wet stone. Medium(+) length. A fine Spätlese in its traditional sense, meaning it's not a lush wine of downgraded Auslese level but shows lots of ripe fruit and at the same time has a radiant acidity level that made me beg for more. Enough acidity to keep it alive for a few more years probably. Its complexity on the nose and the palate is deeply satisfying.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,794
4.00 5
03/02/2009

Nectarine, sour apple and blue cheese on the nose. Surprisingly full bodied with granny smith apple, lemon rind and grapefruit. Refreshing and long. Gorgeous.

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    4.50 5
    03/02/2009

    Gunflint and smoke on the nose. Graphite flavors with a bit of residual sugar, lots of citrus fruit. A very interesting wine -- love it.

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    Snooth User: Philip James
    112,549
    4.00 5
    03/01/2009

    A striking nose of linoleum and spring onions. However, in the mouth the wine still has a lot of fruit. It's full of searing acidity and is very rich and viscous. Really unique, well aged and very nice.


    Snooth User: evaem
    101260141
    5.00 5
    03/01/2009

    Five glasses



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