($92; for 375 ml.) Medium golden yellow. Initially closed nose opens with aeration to reveal aromas of peach compote, orange peel and dried prune, along with a subtle note of fresh green tobacco leaf. The acidity is at once vibrant and totally integrated, giving the dried pear and apricot flavors a clarity and transparency rarely experienced with welschriesling. Peach, pear and a nearly salty minerality are embedded in a creamy texture. An extraordinarily harmonious and long wine with great potential for further development in bottle.
Author: Peter Moser
Issue: November/December 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97
With the 2005 #8 Welschriesling Trockenbeerenauslese Zwischen den Seen, we arrive at another level of complexity and intrigue in this collection. Peach, pineapple, persimmon, pear nectar, prunes, musk, candied lemon, truffle, malt, nut oils, and honey are among the myriad voices raised here in a wine of buttery, oily texture and remarkable levity. The conversation will keep you up long past bedtime, the reverberations will last for several minutes longer on your palate, and the wine will happily evolve for 25 years in your cellar.