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Schmitt Söhne Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2002 – An Aged Beauty to Behold

Schmitt Söhne, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2002, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany, Wine Casual

Schmitt Söhne, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2002, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Tasting Note: Aged riesling is one of life’s true pleasures, and this bottle that I discovered in my cellar was a beauty to behold.

Deep-intensity gold in color, this wine has a medium-plus-intensity nose of caramel, stewed green apple, brioche and dried blossom.

On the palate the dry, full-bodied riesling is creamy in texture with medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a medium-plus finish.

There is midpalate complexity, depth and development from 18 years in the bottle.

Will make you want give that old bottle of riesling on the store shelf a chance to wow you.

Bottle Note: This vineyard is distinguished by the huge “Sun Dial” (Son-nenuhr) located in its heart indicating the maximum sun exposure these vines enjoy. This riesling kabinett is light and clean with a hint of green apples. It has a crisp acidity giving it a refreshing finish. Enjoy by itself or with light foods. Serve chilled.

Rating: 92 points
Price: $18
Alcohol: 8.5%
Importer: H. Schmitt Soehne, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: March 18, 2020

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