January 1, 2011: News, Wines of the Month

2009er Dr. Hermann Erdener Treppchen Spätlese GK Herzlay

We feature another gorgeous Spätlese from the great 2009 vintage, and one which we have tasted only recently (after our October issue was closed).

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This beauty by the Dr. Hermann Estate caught our eye so much that we feel compelled to feature it as our Mosel of the Month.


Dr. Hermann

Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese GK Herzlay

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This wine opens up to very fine and complex notes of pure yellow peach, grapefruit and whipped cream. It then develops more exotic fruits much in the way Erdener Prälat wines do (this is not very surprising given that the Herzlay vineyard touches the Prälat). As many 2009s, this Spätlese really has the weight of an Auslese. But also as many 2009s, the finish is zesty, giving the wine a great Spätlese raciness. This is simply lovely. 2015-2029

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