Wine Spectator review from April 30th 2009: Score 93: Light as a feather and intensely flavored, showing grapefruit, honey, quince and spice notes. Bracing and taut, finishing on the austere side now. Needs time. Best from 2012 through 2035. 132 cases made.–BS
, Jun 2014, 91
Lovely aromas of lychee, flowers, ripe apples, peaches..almost the same on the palate. Sufficient acidity. Long finish with a touch of minerals
, Dec 2010, 17
No botrytis. Picked on 28 Oct, very late. Grapes dried on the vine. Dense and citrus – lime peel. Much less complex and more astringent than the J J Prüm Auslese Goldkapsel. Very solid.
, Oct 2009, 92
A 2007 Lorcher Schlossberg Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule offers further proof of August Kesseler’s wisdom in championing the sheer, relatively cool, and long-neglected vineyards of Lorch. This mingles faded lilies, musk, peach preserves, pear nectar, cantaloupe, honey, and fresh lemon in an at once ultra-rich and almost electrically-charged expression of Riesling-on-slate. The decadent, musky, animal notes here persist into the long, lush yet bright finish, along with marzipan and the aforementioned cast of fruits. This should be worth following for a quarter century, and will also be an excellent wine with which to stump Riesling geeks, who will probably guess “Mosel.”
, Apr 2009, 93
Light as a feather and intensely flavored, showing grapefruit, honey, quince and spice notes. Bracing and taut, finishing on the austere side now. Needs time. Best from 2012 through 2035. 132 cases made.–BS
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