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Monday, January 15, 2007

2005 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese

This will be our first new vintage/repeat wine. I made a point not to reread what we wrote about the 2003, so it should be interesting to see what we think of this one.

Nothing but peach on the nose.

The palate is mostly apricot, though I’m getting some peach as well with some spice...I’m thinking white pepper. Nice, crisp acidity balances out some sweetness. There’s a nice mineral, wet stone quality as well,

The spice lingers for quite a while on the finish and I’m getting some mild pink grapefruit as well.

Overall, a strong wine and one I’d recommend to fans of Riesling. This one was around $17 and it was certainly worth it.

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