TN: 2001 Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Nahe)

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TN: 2001 Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Nahe)

#1 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » October 17th, 2020, 1:54 pm

  • 2001 Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Nahe (10/17/2020)
    Totally mature at age 19, which is more than you can say for humans! The golden color is tinged with a hint of orange, and the aromatics reflect that, as there is an orange peel essence that I often associate with fully mature Riesling. It's not tired or drying out though. It's just mature, and still putting out a lighting fast jab. The acidity is more apparent, as there is no more youthful sweetness. It's barely halbtrocken now, and showing mineral and spice notes in the mid-palate. I bought a half dozen when this was released in 2002. This was the final bottle. It's hard to say goodbye to a 2001 Riesling. The vintage was (and is) special. There's still some spätlese and auslese in the cellar, and so there will be more moments. They'll just be different.
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#2 Post by Marc_Hanes » October 17th, 2020, 3:40 pm

I bought this for $12.99 from The Wine Shop on the Upper East Side (when I believe Lyle was working there). The days when a $13 bottle of wine lived 20 years.
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#3 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » October 17th, 2020, 4:26 pm

Marc_Hanes wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 3:40 pm
I bought this for $12.99 from The Wine Shop on the Upper East Side (when I believe Lyle was working there). The days when a $13 bottle of wine lived 20 years.
Sticker on my bottle said $13.49. I have a $7.99 2001 QbA that is still going strong.
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#4 Post by Michael Heinrich » October 18th, 2020, 1:16 am

Marc_Hanes wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 3:40 pm
I bought this for $12.99 from The Wine Shop on the Upper East Side (when I believe Lyle was working there). The days when a $13 bottle of wine lived 20 years.
On their website you can find a 2019 Riesling Kabinett Meddersheimer Altenberg for 10.53€, which is $12.34, so...

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#5 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » October 18th, 2020, 6:02 am

Michael Heinrich wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 1:16 am
Marc_Hanes wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 3:40 pm
I bought this for $12.99 from The Wine Shop on the Upper East Side (when I believe Lyle was working there). The days when a $13 bottle of wine lived 20 years.
On their website you can find a 2019 Riesling Kabinett Meddersheimer Altenberg for 10.53€, which is $12.34, so...
If I could get it at that price in the USA I would take 3 cases.
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#6 Post by John Morris » October 18th, 2020, 7:56 am

Reminds me that I should check in on the '02 Spatlese!

I haven't seen any Hexamer wines on shelves for some time. They got a lot of play at retail in the mid-2000s, then sort of vanished, at least around NYC.
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