2011 Georg Albrecht Schneider Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese

SKU #1136155 92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark The honey cream and spice flavors dominate this plush version, featuring a creamy mouthfeel and accents of tarragon. Offers an airy texture, with added notes of ripe melon and orange peel. The finish is long and languid. Drink now through 2038. 750 cases made. –KM Inner quote mark (4/2013)

K&L Notes

The red sandstone soils of the Hipping vineyard are old, 280 million years old, and are located smack dab in the middle of the "Roter Hang" (red slope) in the village of Nierstein. This site is known around the world as one of the best Riesling producing vineyards in Germany. It is ankle breaking steep and loaded with red sandstone which helps retain the morning sun's warmth and is protected by the Rhine River from any extreme climatic spikes which allows for a nice temperate and extended growing season. Lots of creamy citrus and spice on the nose with good density. A rich mouth feel that is layered and structured with rich juicy fruits, a slight oily texture and nice lift from the minerality and inherent acidity.

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By: Eric Story | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/10/2013 | Send Email
It was a take a step back and be impressed with this wine moment - quite possibly one of the more exciting Spätleses that I have tried in recently. The textures and layers just in the aromatics alone are addicting. There is a core of power in this wine that starts from the first sniff and drives all the way through to the finish which sits, lingers and continues to develop. Drinking sexy and cool now, this wine will continue to slowly evolve over the next fifteen years.

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