2007 Johann Donabaum Offenberg Riesling Smaragd (Previously $40)
Wine & Spirits
This wine shows the sleek, finely detailed character common to the vintage's top wines, with lively flavors of white peach, orange peel and lime flavors. It takes its time to open in the glass, bound by a tense, taut core of energy, slowly revealing a floral and expansively fragrant length.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium green-yellow. Peach, apricot, lichee and blossom honey give the nose and mouth of this wine a rather exotic impression. The sweet fruit of this dry wine is perfectly countered by an appropriate dose of acidity. Finishes fruity and persistent. Already offers plenty of drinking pleasure, but also possesses excellent aging potential. Drink through 2017.
Intensely mineral in character, with a real feel for the stony soil, this is a tight, taut wine that reveals layers of fresh pink grapefruit and green plum flavors along with sufficient ripeness to give a rounder aftertaste. But the wine does need 3-4 years' aging at least. Screwcap.
This has intense flavors of grapefruit, apricot and apple, with a hint of green pear. The ripe finish of peach and cream is long and balanced, with minerally notes. Drink now through 2017.