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1996 Robert Weil Spatlese Halbtrocken Rheingau Riesling

June 25, 2012 2 comments

Tasted this wine during a lovely vacation in Lefkada in Greece, on the beach. The 11% alcohol level was a blessing for a sunny summer day. I would dare to say that Riesling has never tasted better than this for a long time.

1996 Robert Weil Spatlese Halbtrocken Rheingau Riesling

Deep yellow gold color. Well developed, complex and really intense bouquet, overall sweet on the nose, extremely youthful, with very nice aromas of pinneaple, peach, melon, warm rubber, citrus fruit – red pinked lemon, yellow spice and basil. Full bodied, lively and refreshing acidity, rich on the palate, off dry, but the acidity keeps everything in perfect balance and keeps it extremely fresh and closer to a dry wine. The wine has really intense flavors and drinks very well. Medium plus finish, with ripe citrus fruit and mouth-watering acidity. This wine has a very long life ahead, there is absolutely no sign of being tired. It can stay at this level for at least a decade, but it is drinking already so well. Great example of an aged Riesling. (91/100)

I admit it: I am a Riesling addict.

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