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German Wine Tasting Notes

1999 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt
Josephshofer [Germany] Riesling Spatlese
Score: 92.0
"Sweet, floral, cinnamon; medium bodied, bright and spicy, long and complex. Very special."
1999 Prinz von Hessen
Winkeler Hasensprung Gheingau [Germany] Riesling Spatlese
Score: 93.0
"Fabulous - silky smooth, expansive, medium bodied, apricot, peach nectar, moderate spice and a long satisfying finish. Perfectly balanced and sweet enough that it can be served with pound cake, candied walnuts, or enjoyed all by itself."
1999 Schloss Saarstein
Serriger Schloss Saarsteiner Mosel-Saar-Ruwer [Germany] Riesling Spatlese
Score: 87.0
" Layered fruit - penetrating honey and bosc pear with a hint of vegetal character, full-bodied and sweet. Big and ripe, best suited to the aperitif or dessert course. "
1999 Schloss Johannisberger
Rheingau [Germany] Riesling Rotlack Kabinett
Score: 91.0
"Floral and fruity, the Schloss Johannisberger is a dry, multi-faceted Riesling loaded with tart green apple fruit and mineral notes. What taste descriptions cannot convey is the amazing complexity of this wine. "
1999 Baron zu Knyphausen
Kiedricher Sandgrub Rheingau [Germany] Riesling Spatlese
Score: 91.0
"A complete, complex wine with layers of fruit like lime, apricot and bosc pear, light body, crisp acidity and a gorgeous finish. "
1999 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt
Piesporter Goldtropfchen Mosel-Saar-Ruwer [Germany] Riesling Kabinett
Score: 85.0
" Mildly sweet appley fruit, spritzy and very well-balanced, it seems almost dry on the mid-palate. The finish is a bit short, but otherwise this is a nicely made wine."
1999 "Von Schubert, Maximin Grunhauser"
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer [Germany] Riesling
Score: 90.0
" An amazing wine that elegantly combines elements that elsewhere might clash: Mint, fennel, apple and citrus. Moderately sweet with crisp acidity and good length. "
1999 Grans-Fassian
Trittenheimer Alarchen [Germany] Riesling Kabinett
Score: 90.0
" Like the most impossibly ripe apple, with an edge of apricot and citrus, broad and barely sweet, aromatic, slightly spritzy, medium-bodied and altogether inviting. Hints of honey and mineral surface in the nose and the finish. Classy."
1999 Basserman
Forster Pfalz [Germany] Riesling Kabinett
Score: 88.0
"A fine, penetrating Riesling that offers intense fruit flavors and mineral notes, as well as mouthwatering sweetness, all balanced by crisp acidity and a bit of spritz. Powerful finish. Serve with equally flavorful foods like stroganoff, or sausage with sauerkraut. "
1998 WWe. Dr. H. Thanisch
Bernkasteler Badstube Mosel-Saar-Ruwer [Germany] Riesling Kabinett
Score: 89.9
"If you can imagine a sweet green apple flavor coupled with celery, youd have a good idea of how this wine tastes. Harder to convey is its clean, balanced character. "
1999 Schloss Johannisberger
Rheingau [Germany] Vogelsang Riesling Kabinett
Score: 87.0
"Slightly sweet and spritzy, with good balancing acidity, this is a perfect aperitif- zesty, with a floral nose that comes at you in waves, and flavors of honeysuckle and apricot. A real crowd-pleaser."
1999 Basserman Estate
[Germany] Riesling Trocken
Score: 87.0
"A fine, dry Riesling with bright Granny Smith apple and mineral character from the nose through the finish. A great quaff for a fall picnic or in front of the fire."
1999 Graff
Urziger Wurzgarten Mosel-Saar-Ruwer [Germany] Riesling Spatlese
Score: 84.0
"Ripe apple and light celery, light and clean, slightly sweet with light balancing bitterness and good acidity."
1999 Salm
Schloss Wallhausen Nahe [Germany] Riesling
Score: 84.0
"Light and fruity (apple and citrus), moderately sweet and crisp, a fairly intense mouthwatering wine that would serve best as an aperitif."
1998 PJV
Wormser Liebrauenstift-Kirchestuck [Germany] Riesling Trocken
Score: 83.0
"A bone dry Riesling with a lot of mineral character, a bit austere on the mid-palate, but with a pleasant nose and long minerally finish. A good wine to pair with seafood drizzled with lemon juice."

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