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2004 August Kesseler Rheingau Riesling (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: August Kesseler august-kesseler.de   details
Appellation: Rheingau - Germany
Type: white
Varietal: Riesling
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$10.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: April 5, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
90 points "90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The white wine progression begins with a wine labeled 2004 Riesling "R", composed of contract fruit from Lorch, Lorchhausen, and Rudesheim. The practical intent of this wine is not just to have a suitable visitors’ card for the estate but, frankly, to keep alive the hopes and fortunes of growers in Lorch and Lorchhausen who are chronically in danger of having to give up the unrewarding practice of steep slope viticulture. Given the astonishing value that this wine represents, Kesseler and his partners might just end up having a genuine economic impact if they attempt to meet consumer demand! It has been some time since I tasted a German Riesling this good for the price. Apple blossom, lime and sweet clover rise from the glass, bringing to mind the Mosel. In the mouth, the exchange of slate and fruit acidity is positively shimmering. This sits delicately on the palate, yet saturates it with fruit, flowers, minerals in wet stone, and salt and quarry dust variations. Twenty-six grams of sugar are perfectly integrated, so that the wine displays only a hint of sweetness. The finish is so ingratiatingly fruity and invigoratingly mineral it spreads from ear to ear and simply compels the next sip -- make that "gulp"! (It should be noted that due to the volume being produced, there will be more than one lot- I tasted A.P. #6. Kesseler will endeavor to blend them to be all but indistinguishable.)" "
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