Very floral on the nose with a savoury quality among the black fruit, fresh herbaceousness and spice. Still quite tight in the mid-palate, but showing excellent complexity, elegant-but-firm tannins and a nice freshness on the lasting finish. Drinking well, but will get better and develop more complexity with some additional years in the cellar.
Aromas and flavours of blackberries, spice and liquorice, a touch of coffee, soft tannins and a smooth, fresh finish. A nice match with tomato based dishes.
A blend of 92% Pinot Gris with 6% Gewürztraminer and 2% Riesling yields a more complex and layered expression. Honey and orchard fruits on top before a juicy, lively, fruit-driven palate with peach, pear and clove-spice hints, good weight and a lingering finish.
The medium cherry colour heralds cassis, vanilla, peppermint and spice. Plum, cherries and flowers add more complexity in the mouth. The medium body works well with its smooth texture.
Named in honour of the 50th degree of latitude that runs through the Rheingau, this is a juicy, easy and approachable wine. Classic nose of honeyed pear, apricot, peach blossom and light nectarine, with just a slight fuzzy grip around the edges. There’s an underlay of waxy, petrol sheen, typical of Rheingau, and a pithy clementine that lingers on the appropriately bitter finish.
The name makes it sound like an amateur product on training wheels. Fortunately, it is way better than that, beginning with delicately perfumed juniper, floral and subtle background botanicals. Equally lively on the palate, showing juniper in the foreground in a smooth, slightly viscous texture and a soft touch of spirit on the finish. This is a skilfully made refined spirit.