This blend from numerous sites along the Lower Mosel weighs in at 12.5 percent alcohol, but its consequent sense of substantiality fits the wine’s glycerol richness and palpable sense of lees enrichment without precluding some refreshment. The nose is a bit Pilsner-like and incorporates toasted grain and smoky notes that subsequently complement a bittersweet midpalate dominated by Bosc pear, pear seeds and lemon rind. Smoky and toasty notes merge in the satisfyingly sustained, downright gripping finish, along with a mouthwateringly saline savor of shrimp-shell reduction.
90/100 Vinous/David Schildknecht
Deutschland / Mosel