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Auslese

Interesting to test this sequence of sweet Riesling styles from the same producer. Noteworthy that the Auslese only is vineyard specific. Clear botrytis progression …

A fitting way to end Book 4, with the final wine – and one of the wines of the night – from the Saturday …

This otherwise unknown Rheinhessen Auslese almost pulled it out of the bag in matching the mango & passionfruit sorbet palate-cleanser. The sweetness and acidity …

So when I was asking for a TBA spare label, the guy who helped me out came back with this piece of history, so …

[signed by Hans-Joseph Becker, owner-winemaker, in 2008] The first of 4 whites (followed by 4 reds) at Planet of the Grapes’ blind tasting night …

Even though this is already in Book 1, after much prevarication, I decided it should go in again (hence out of position, as we …

When I opened this, I remembered why I’d picked up a bottle at the cave. Limpid, mid-garnet with a medium-width brick rim. Intense, bright …

And this was another of the clear highlights of our tasting at Weingut Probst (the winemaker – Reiner – has signed the left page). …

My second Slovene wine, courtesy again of Peter Polajnar. A particularly unusual bottle, since it was the Slovene equivalent of a German Auslese with …