2011 Von Hovel Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese
Zesty and lively, with luscious and full-flavored ripe citrus, melon and dried mango flavors. Crisp, featuring plenty of creamy unctuousness. The well-spiced finish is long and mouthfilling. Drink now through 2040.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale gold. Aromas of ripe pear, persimmon and clove lifted by a floral note. Velvety in texture, with creamy papaya fruit and herb-inflected minerality yielding to salty notes on the finish. In a classical style.
93 points from Mosel Fine Wines: "This is a great effort which offers a suberbly rich yet elegant feel of pear, apple, grapefruit and lime. The wine is delicately creamy yet still comparatively racy on the palate. Scents of white flowers add and airy touch to the finish. This is a remarkable effort and a great success for a 'simple' Auslese in the vintage." (07/2012)