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Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Riesling Auslese Cask 77 Veldenzer Elisenberg 2006

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This smells and tasted like red currant jam, quince jelly and grapefruit marmalade served on caraway-studded rye toast. Exhibits a pasty, jammy richness on the palate, backed by considerable sweetness, with interesting salty, meaty elements and wet-stone slate. This was harvested in late November, a full month after the first frost and the falling of the foliage, yet the fruit was still virtually free from botrytis, according to Richter.

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Region: Germany » Mosel » Elisenberg

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Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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External Reviews for Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Riesling Auslese Cask 77 Veldenzer Elisenberg

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Vintage: 2005 07/28/2011

This smells and tasted like red currant jam, quince jelly and grapefruit marmalade served on caraway-studded rye toast. Exhibits a pasty, jammy richness on the palate, backed by considerable sweetness, with interesting salty, meaty elements and wet-stone slate. This was harvested in late November, a full month after the first frost and the falling of the foliage, yet the fruit was still virtually free from botrytis, according to Richter.


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Vintage: 2005 07/28/2011

The 2005 Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Auslese "Fab77" displays ester-rich, distilled red berry and pit fruits, sage and mint in an aromatic melange clearly marked by the pungency of botrytis. A dense but bright palate features red currant, lemon, and herbal concentrates and leads into a formidable, voluminous, faintly spiritous, and decidedly slate-lined finish. This Auslese is big-bodied and "old fashioned" in style, with its advanced ripeness cashing out in 10.5% alcohol - a throwback, some would say, to the days when Auslese was Auslese. I would not hesitate to forget this for 20 years in the cellar and expect further interesting developments beyond that.


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Vintage: 2005 07/28/2011

There's a firm structure here focusing its apricot, baked apple and citrus flavors, along with an elegant profile and lingering vanilla pastry aftertaste. Very attractive. Drink now through 2018.


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Vintage: 2005 07/28/2011

Round and creamy, with vanilla custard, peach, and orange notes, this marries Mosel freshness and delicacy with the magnitude of 2003. Soft yet succulent, with a refreshing finish. Drink now through 2018.




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