Sunday, December 29, 2013

Schlossgut Diel : Dorsheimer Pittermannchen Riesling Eiswein 2003 and Nahesteiner Riesling Trocken 2011

Date of Tasting: 22 November 2013
Wine Type: White
Grape Varieties: 100% Riesling
Origin: Nahe, Germany

I was attending a wine dinner event towards the end of November 2013. There were a number of riesling selections to be tasted. Two of them hit me right in the eye, especially the sweet one. Scholossgut Diel Nahesteiner Riesling Trocken 2011 was a fine bottle with reasonable price vs. quality. I would not mind at all to have this excellent bottle to go along a table dry white wine daily. I guess that this bottle may last for a few more years whilst it is excellent to drink now. However, the one I would like to draw attention is Schloss Diel Dorsheimer Pittermannchen Riesling Eiswein 2003. This is an enormous bottle of ice wine. It was so fine, so clean, thick but elegant, and so delicious. The thick juice but low in alcohol paired so well with dessert with berry base. I was so fortunate to have a go with this rare wine: wish I have a chance to stock some in my cellar. Well, if you come across this rare item somehow, do not miss your chance to grab some. Raise many more glass (I wish)!!!!!!

Schlossgut Diel Dorsheimer Pittermannchen Riesling Eiswein 2003
Appellation: Dorsheimer
Alcohol: 7.5%
Expect to Pay: ~ THB10,000 - 15,000
Chubby Score: 98/100
Value for money: 7/10
Professional Rating: n.a.

Appearance: deep golden yellow
Aroma: spectacular sweet white peach and apricot, floral and spices
Palate: luscious yellow liquid, full body but low in alcohol, honey and apricot, citrus oil, fresh and vibrant, excellent acidity to cut the sweetness, well balance, persistent and exciting, go on and on

Schlossgut Diel Nahesteiner Riesling Trocken 2011
Appellation: QbA trocken (Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete)
Alcohol: 13%
Expect to Pay: ~ THB8,000 - 1,500
Chubby Score: 89/100
Value for money: 6/10
Professional Rating: WS - 90/100, JR - 16/20, CT - 88/100

Appearance: lemony yellow
Aroma: fresh mineral, peach, and fragrance
Palate: medium body with crispiness, fresh and fine acidity that balance the structure, harmonious fruits and minerality singing along, light lime and lemon with green apple on the back ground

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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