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Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Riesling Spätlese Josephshöfer 2005

Member Review by anchca:

Honey, citrus, green apple and lemon drop. Sweet but with a crisp acidity. I think it could use a bit more time in the bottle.

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Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt:
For years, Annegret and Gerhard Gartner have created a nearly perfect harmony between their personal and professional lives – something only a few married couples succeed in doing. Not only are they inseparable from one another, but also from their work. It comes as no surprise – nearly everything revolves around food and wine. The wines are uncompromisingly and consistently subject to the hig... Read more
For years, Annegret and Gerhard Gartner have created a nearly perfect harmony between their personal and professional lives – something only a few married couples succeed in doing. Not only are they inseparable from one another, but also from their work. It comes as no surprise – nearly everything revolves around food and wine. The wines are uncompromisingly and consistently subject to the highest quality standards. This commitment has earned the estate recognition and respect, and has been confirmed by many prizes and awards by leadinging publications, such as the German gourmet magazine Feinschmecker, the critical wine guide Gault Millau, and the American wine magazine Wine Spectator (including vintner of the year) – to name but a few. Weingut Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt is more than 650 years old and thus, one of the most historical estates in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region. In 1978, the Günther Reh family acquired the estate from the Reichsgrafen (imperial counts) of Kesselstatt. Today, Annegret Reh-Gartner and her husband Gerhard Gartner carry on this Riesling tradition. In 1999, headquarters moved from Palais Keselstatt in Trier to Schloss Marienlay in the Ruwer Valley. Here, optimal conditions were created for producing Riesling wines that are on a par with the finest wines of the world. No other wine estate in Germany has such an unusually broad spectrum of top vineyards in all three river valleys of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region. They are sites that number among the best white wine vineyards of the world. The estate owns 36 hectares (89 acres) of vines, all of which are on steep slopes. All work in the vineyards is exclusively done by hand. The estate’s guiding principle: the quality of the terroir should be reflected in a wine. Read less

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09/05/2011

Honey, citrus, green apple and lemon drop. Sweet but with a crisp acidity. I think it could use a bit more time in the bottle.


External Reviews for Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Riesling Spätlese Josephshöfer

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Sharp and crisp, the nose presents traces of minerality paired with citrus fruits such as lime, pear and peach. The body is smooth, and offsets the heavy acidity with a touch of honey and vanilla. Perfect pairing for grilled seafood, or a great wine to enjoy on a summer evening.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Exuding a fennel, green tea and almond flavor profile, this bracing '99 Mosel exhibits plenty of slate, with a lingering finish. Well done. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ethereal aromas of lime and spring wildflowers introduce this rich, deftly balanced Spätlese, then apple and lime flavors glide across the palate. Absolutely delicious now, but should age well too.


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

Here's a surprisingly loveable Scharzhofberger riesling, which smells cold and mineral yet sends out clear, soft peach and Rainier cherry flavor. Those flavors resonate so long it's easy to miss the minerality, which is substantial as the hill itself. Delicious and long-lived.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/05/2011

A lush, voluminous Riesling, with ripe apricot, lime and mineral lurking in the background. The structure is apparent from midpalate through finish, suggesting this needs more time to integrate. Best from 2006 through 2016.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Seductive, bursting with succulent line and apricot aromas and flavors accented by white pepper. In the mouth, it's rich and racy until the refreshing acidity ushers in a long, multidimensional finish. Great stuff. Drink now through 2010.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Tangy, with lime, nectarine, vanilla custard and mineral notes in a rainbow of flavors. Well-structured, though the acidity is submerged now, with a lingering, vanilla-tinged finish. Drink now through 2018.


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