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Van Volxem Riesling Saar Riesling Trocken 2005

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TN: Van Volxem Wiltinger Gottesfuß Riesling Alte Reben 2005.Pale green; nutty, fermented straw; tobacco, energetic; approximately halbtrocken in residual sugal; Jolly Rancher peach, resinous. MoCOOL 2008 tasting (8/16/2008). Quickly emptied. One of the best of this series going back to 1998.

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The 2005 Riesling Alte Reben is sourced from very old vines in some outstanding if largely no longer well-recognized steep slate, greywacke and quartzite sites. Suggestions of brine, fruit pits, wet stone, and grapefruit rind on the nose forecast a rather austere expression of Saar minerality. But a full, brothy richness and silky, leesy notes - more than the wine's seven grams of residual sugar - manage to assert themselves successfully on the palate, and in Austrian Riesling-like manner, this positively opens up the floodgates in its finish of citrus, pit fruits, nut oils, and of course stones. A little time to calm down from bottling should pay immediate dividends here. Wine Advocate, #167 Oct 2006, David Schildknecht

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