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2007 Monzinger Halenberg Riesling Beerenauslese

Emrich-Schonleber

92Average Score
flagNahe / Germany
White

Surprising notes of pepper cress, musk, and smoke serve as the pungent calling card for botrytis in the nose of Schonleber’s 2007 Monzinger Halenberg Riesling Beerenauslese, which comes to the palate viscous and redolent of peach preserves, pear chutney, and caramel, the cressy nip of noble rot persisting up until a long, wafting, if (for the vintage) relatively soft finish. This was picked in an easterly section of the site where there is more water retention and hence earlier botrytis, although the wine’s sharp pungency and muskiness do not put me in mind of the best side of really fine, early noble rot. Perhaps I’m under-estimating the wealth of material here and it needed a bit more time in bottle to become more organized. Oct 2009, www.robertparker.com

David Schildknecht, Vinous    Score: 92/100

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£511.00
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