**2005 J & HA Strub Niersteiner Paterberg Riesling Spätlese ***** - Germany, Rheinhessen (9/13/2017)
Three years ago I wrote the following: This is continuing to age and develop in a positive way (under screw cap by the way). Where it was once just all boisterous, tropical fruit, it has focused on a rich, peachy tone, supplemented by vanilla and cinnamon spice.
I could have repeated that note word for word, and it would have been correct. This is drinking very well, and seems to be holding in place - and it’s a good place. Three cheers for the consistency of screw caps!
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Thanks for the note.
I bought a bunch of the no-asterisks 2001 (at $13.99 it was hard to pass up). It showed well at first, then went into a period where it was sort of one-dimensional syrup. It came out of that a few years ago, coming back into balance and showing some nice secondary evolution. I’m sorry now that I drank as many as I did early on! These were under cork, however, and I’ve seen bottle variation, which I suspect is due to the closure and not just the occasion/stage of development.
I still have a few 2001s across several bottlings. They have always been inconsistent.
God bless screw caps.
So it’s not just my imagination. Good.