Well, I just shared a 2009 Von Hövel Oberemmeler Hütte spatlese on the porch with a friend and it was delicious. Fruity, bright balances. I think this producer is underrated. One doesn’t have to pay (and wait) for Prum to enjoy great German riesling. The 2017 is available in NY for about $22! Here is the review from Mosel Fine Wine:
I, Issue #41 (6/1/2018)
(von Hövel Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Spätlese) AP: 12 18. The 2017er Oberemmeler Hütte Spätlese offers a gorgeous nose of white peach, grapefruit and passion fruit wrapped into a touch of citrusy whipped cream. The wine develops the beautiful balance of a light fruit-driven Auslese (no wonder, it was made with fruit harvested at a full 95° Oechsle) on the nicely playful and gorgeously light-footed palate. It leaves a stunningly mouthwatering feel in the long and silky yet racy finish. The after-taste is all about juicy passion fruit, pear and aniseed herbs. This is a gorgeous wine in the making which completely defies the density usually found in wines from the 2017 vintage. 2027-2042 94 points
Just to be precise:
the best Riesling comes from mainly three countries: Germany, Austria, France (Alsace) - it´s simply a question of style and preference
Austrian are mainly dry - with exceptions
German can be eveerything from dry to off-dry to very sweet
Alsace can be slightly sweet even when labelled dry - bone-dry easier to find on lower level
I have not bought any 2006 for a while, but I know Envoyer used to have it at a good price. Check wine-searcher.
As for the 2007, I was in Champagne in 2018 and got to taste the 2007 (prior to its release) at the winery. It seemed very good and very clean with really nice flavors and acidity, but without the power and complexity of the 2006, at least at that time. This is the only time I have tasted the 2007 (I likely would have brought a bottle to my wine group’s monthly tastings this year except that we are not having our monthly tastings due to COVID ). I have had the 2006 multiple times, so I have more confidence it it. I own both, but more of the 2006. Hope that this helps.