Isn’t Riesling wonderful? And Germany’s top properties seem to be able to achieve things almost effortlessly with this grape, and at reasonable prices, when compared with most other regions worldwide. This wine is from Roman Niewodniscanski’s Saar estate, and it’s a really superb example of complex dry Riesling that’s drinking well now. I don’t think it cost me all that much, considering the quality.
Van Volxem Riesling Alte Reben 2006 Saar, Germany
12% alcohol. Golden colour. Intense, rich bold lime, melon and herb fruit. Quite richly flavoured with some melony sweetness, but also some fine citrus/grapefruit notes. Lovely fruit and good acidity. An intense wine with some complexity. 92/100
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