- 2000 Hans Lang Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Rheingau (8/7/2006)
There's just lots of interesting stuff here: dried apricot, hints of petrol, flowers, mango, toasted marshmallow. The gold color suggests maturity, yet it easily lasts and changes for two days. Really interesting, and great with pretty much any type of food from curried okra and tofu to sun-dried tomato and lemon-sauced pasta. Very Good.
- 2000 Hans Lang Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Rheingau (3/11/2006)
$9 at Dee Vine, 8.0%, AP# 31 045 005 01. On its way to mature, a pleasant nose of beeswax and other waxiness, a bit of lemon. Slight palate bitterness, but balanced with sugar and acid. Good+.
UPDATE 12 Mar: Picked up significant density and depth overnight, and made a lovely match with cilantro mint lime dressing, one of the best pairings of the year. Now Very Good+.
Truly an outstanding value, I'm a little puzzled at just how mature this is showing. The color is gold, more like a ten-year-old than a relative youngster of six years. Still, I'm not complaining, there is a boatload of complexity. Buy now before Dee Vine runs out!