Bruce Hayes wrote:What level are the wines Bob? I mean, are they Kabinetts or higher. That, along with the vintage and the vineyard, will be a determining factor on when to drink.
Clint Hall wrote:Terry Thiese's Rules of Thumb:
KABINETT peaks from 4-6 years (if it's true Kab and not declassified Auslese) and shouldn't fade until about age 15.
SPATLESE peaks 7-10 years and shouldn't fade until about 25.
Jim Vandegriff wrote:If it were me personally, I would try the 89 Graacher Himmelreich R Spatlese-F W Gymnasium. then the `96 Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett-Hohe Domkirche, then the `94 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese-J J Prum. My guess is that they are all ready, and you should get a good older german riesling experience from each (depending on storage, etc, of course). Let us know what you try and notes from each. I'll look forward to hearing... Jim (a lover of fine Prum Wehlener's).