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Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Riesling Spätlese Scharzhofberger 2007

Member Review by steve16046:

Pours a bright deep golden color. Nice aromas of honey dew, melon, citrus and vanilla. Starts off with a nice 'sweet' taste of melons and honeydew. In the middle there are some mild undertoens of citrus and vanilla. Finishes with more melon and citrus flavors. A nice medium bodied wine that could have used a tad more acidity (maybe opened too late?). Overall, quite enjoyable!

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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

Member Reviews for Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Riesling Spätlese Scharzhofberger

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Snooth User: steve16046
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3.50 5
07/10/2012

Pours a bright deep golden color. Nice aromas of honey dew, melon, citrus and vanilla. Starts off with a nice 'sweet' taste of melons and honeydew. In the middle there are some mild undertoens of citrus and vanilla. Finishes with more melon and citrus flavors. A nice medium bodied wine that could have used a tad more acidity (maybe opened too late?). Overall, quite enjoyable!


Snooth User: fredct
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4.50 5
02/10/2010

Visually modestly yellow that starts off with a fairly muted nose - fairly typical riesling sweet-apple smells with a green/vegetable hint that definitely does not match what hides beneath. From the nose you would think it would be dry. The flavor is definitely sweet with an orange/citrus flavor, but the acid strength is there and does not back down to the sweetness, making for a wonderful combination. The body is surprisingly full leading to a creamy effect without being overly heavy. Between the strong flavors and the full body the taste lasts well through the mid and late palate and is extremely enjoyable. Certainly a lovely 'drinking wine', but strong and full bodied enough to stand up to spicy food or other good typical riesling pairings. I must admit I am a fan of riesling in general and haven't tasted a lot of 'great' wines to compare it to, but I am very pleased with this wine. In the realm of sweet rieslings this one is top notch.


Snooth User: angelnest
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4.00 5
08/07/2011

lovely sweet


External Reviews for Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Riesling Spätlese Scharzhofberger

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Subtle and elegant, with lovely pear, citrus and lingering pineapple fruit coupled with zesty acidity.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/10/2009

Like an orange Creamsicle, with a dash of vanilla, this is rich, supple and tangy at once. Great harmony and texture is punctuated by the bright acidity as this strides to a lingering finish. Drink now through 2025. 500 cases made. –BS Wine Spectator. A Riesling wine from Mosel Saar Ruwer in Germany. 2007 Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Like an orange Creamsicle, with a dash of vanilla, this is rich, supple and tangy at once. Great harmony and texture is punctuated by the bright acidity as this strides to a lingering finish. Drink now through 2025.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Herersquo;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 itrsquo;s easy to miss the minerality, which is substantial as the hill itself. Delicious and long-lived.


External Review
07/06/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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


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