TN: 1999 Kesseler Rüdesheimer Bischofsberg Riesling Auslese

NOSE: petrol; botrytis spice – marmalade and honey; wax beans; bouquet loses intensity in the glass, as it’s at its best immediately after pouring; moderately expressive.

BODY: striking golden yellow color of great depth; full bodied; sediment present.

TASTE: petrol and botrytis from bouquet is repeated on palate; lush mouthfeel; much more intense on the front palate than the rear; a touch of ripe pineaple; a note of papaya comes through on the short finish (15 sec.); 9% alc… For me, this is a “desert wine”-style Riesling. A pleasure to drink, but not quite as “stuffed” as I prefer – I loved the flavors, but wish they were longer-lasting. Although this tastes great now, there’s nothing to indicate this won’t last many more years in the cellar.

B: 50, 5, 12, 16, 7 = 90 (90 pts.)

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