2011 Dr. Heyden Silvaner Trocken (Dry) Alte Reben

SKU #1135872 Wine Enthusiast

 *Best Buy* This wine is fascinating on the nose with notes of ripe tropical fruit and heather mixed with dark, earthy scents of wax and lanolin. Dry in style with a rich, weighty mouthfeel, it finishes mysteriously with a smoky, floral flair.  (9/2013)

K&L Notes

Made from 50 year old vines, this is an astonishing introduction to Silvaner. Wonderfully dry and nervey, the wine shows great peach and nectarine fruit qualitites with a bright mineral finish.

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