2009 Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg Riesling Auslese (Nahe, Germany) Wine - White $58.99 (750mL)
This late harvest wine has an explosive aroma of mango and tropical fruit. It is viscous in texture. The lush tropical fruit flavors are balanced by very high levels of acidity which masks the high level of natural sugars. Enjoy this beauty with a spicy Thai curry dish or with a piece of perfectly ripe mango. Truly decadence in a glass!
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate
It is a measure of the relative paucity of botrytis in this vintage that Hexamer's 2009 Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg Riesling Auslese represents his only 2009 wine of its Pradikat. Furthermore, in character ? although I won't delve into production details so as to avoid possible controversy ? this 500 liter lot is in effect an Eiswein. (The "real" Eiswein from this parcel ? which also informed this year's Kabinett ? was still fermenting when I tasted the Hexamer collection in September.) Pear cider and quince preserves laced with fresh lemon, grapefruit, and brown spices make for an at once confitured and brightly refreshing impression. The high acidity acts as a spring-like source of energy without in any way diminishing the luscious, succulent impression that is conveyed all the way through to an exhilarating and invigoratingly salt-tinged finish. The alliance of textural creaminess and nerve is quite uncanny. Expect this to be worth following for at least a decade.
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