2003 Konrad & Conrad "Sigrun" Noble Late Harvest Riesling Marlborough 375ml (Elsewhere $30)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2003 Sigrun Noble Riesling reveals a spicy, botrytis-riddled nose reminiscent of a top-flight German Beerenauslese. On the palate, this outstanding wine is packed with jammy apricots, white peaches, and honeyed minerals. Medium-bodied, it has excellent balance as well as focus without the searing acidity found in great German sweet wines. In addition, its long, seamless finish exhibits smile-inducing hints of candied tangerines. Drink this beauty over the next 10 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep orange-bronze color. Bright, botrytized aromas of orange, honey, marzipan and fresh almond. Concentrated, spicy and sweet, with intense flavors of cherry-almond and honey. Impressively dense yet also sappy, and very long and sweet on the back end. Superb.
Dark and rich, but not weighty, with silky texture and just enough acidity to keep it from going flabby. Pineapple, orange marmalade, honey and clove flavors mingle nicely as the finish persists. Drink now through 2008. 250 cases imported.