December 15th, 2004, issue

88 Points

– Louis Guntrum 2002 OPPENHEIMER HERRENBERG RIESLING AUSLESE

This medium-bodied Auslese has a rich, concentrated mouthfeel that perfectly suits its flavours of ripe apples, pears and melons. Some slate notes on the nose add interst, while the finish is firmer than you might expect, suggesting decent ageability. Try now or in five years. – J.C.

 

87 Points

– Louis Guntrum 2002 OPPENHEIMER SACKTRÄGER RIESLING SPÄTLESE TROCKEN

Flint and mineral notes accent pineapple and lime aromas, while on the palate, the wine shows plenty of ripe, citrusy fruit flavours. Note that trocken wines can still have some residual sugar and this seems to have some, or perhaps it’s just the very ripe-tasting fruit. Tangy acids on the long finish provide balance. – J.C.

 

87 Points

- Louis Guntrum 2003 NIERSTEINER REHBACH RIESLING SPÄTLESE

Nicely balanced for the vintage, this Riesling is only slightly sweet, boasting moderately intense aromas of apple and pear. Flavors are bolder, building on apple and reaching toward white nectarine and chalk. Finishes clean and refreshing. — J.C.

 

87 Points

- Louis Guntrum 2002 OPPENHEIMER SACKTRÄGER RIESLING AUSLESE

Bit of an odd nose, with hints of butter and volatility layered over dried apricots. Viscous texture in the mouth, where the wine seems to regather itself, featuring fine flavors of candied pineapple and drieed spices. Picks up dieselly notes on the finish. — J.C.

 

 

Cento Vini Milano - October 2004

Every year in October, our Italian importer Meregalli Guiseppe invites his best customers from Milan and the surrounding to a stunning tasting to the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan. Some of the greatest wines in the world can be tasted, amongst them Sassicaia and Yquem. Amazing wine knowledge and great discipline characterize the participants of this tasting, some of which travel as far as from the Ticino in Switzerland. Below you find some of the amazing comments about our wines:

 

 „La piu bella cosa del mundo è la donna…”

„Women are the most beautiful thing in the word…“, shaking his head after having tasted 1999 OPPENHEIMER HERRENBERG SCHEUREBE TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE.

 

„TBA is the happy end!“ - prior to the tasting of 1999 OPPENHEIMER HERENBERG SCHEUREBE TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE.

 

„A great masterpiece. Complimenti!“ – 1989 OPPENHEIMER HERRENBERG SCHEUREBE TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE.

 

2001 GUNTRUM CLASSIC – NIERSTEINER OELBERG RIESLING SPÄTLESE TROCKEN:

 

„La massima espressione del vino tedesco.“

The ultimate taste in German wine.

 

2002 OPPENHEIMER HERRENBERG SILVANER EISWEIN:

 

The best dessert wine I ever had.

„E il meliore passito della sera, incluio Sauternes / Yquem!“

This is the best dessert wine of the entire evening, including Sauternes and Yquem.

 

„Ecceptionale. Bravo!“

Exceptional. Bravo!

 

And in general:

 

„Incredibile – tutti!“

Incredible – all of them!

 

„Veramente buono! Complimenti!“

Really excellent! Congratulations.

 

„Complimenti. Splendido. Wonderful!“

Congratulations. Splendid. Wonderful!

 

„Il suo vini sono gli meliori della degustazione.“

Your wines are the best of the entire tasting.

 

„Eccellente!“ – nach der Probe des gesamten Portfolios.

Excellent – after having tasted our entire portfolio.

 

 

 

 

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