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Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Riesling Spätlese Mosel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen 2012

Jeffery Lindenmuth - April 2014

With richness and concentration as its hallmark, this ripe Riesling is redolent of fresh white flowers, dried stone fruits, and wet slate on the nose. The palate exquisitely balances sweet apple, pear, and tropical fruit with fresh acidity and lively lime notes. There is plenty to relish now, but this should transform over coming decades.
Score: 95
Cost: $460
Cases: 400

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