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Have been in Germany for the past couple of weeks drinking lots of wine with the family, much of it interesting in its own curious way but not particularly memorable. However these two bottles from the past two days have stood out.
The 2008 Juliusspital Würzburger Stein Riesling Spätlese Trocken GG was a glorious bottle of firm ripe rippling verdant riesling stalk with such clear definition and cut. It was brilliant with a chanterelle quiche and kept me happy all night. Please buy more for my next visit!
2009 Bergdolt Buntsandstein Ruppertsberg Riesling Kabinett Trocken was another winner that was surprisingly open for 2009 (at least given my expectations). Such nice fruit and such nice tingly structure. I had tasted Bergoldt weissbugunders and spatburgunders before, but this gave me so much pleasure I rushed out and bought some older-vintage (2002) Bergdolt riesling to see how it ages.
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