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Balthasar Ress Riesling Spätlese 1997 Wine Review

Balthasar Ress Riesling Spätlese 1997

Balthasar Ress Riesling Spätlese 1997

Q.M.P., Hattenheim Nussbrunnen, Rheingau, Germany

Community Score:88/100

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Price: $21.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 8.5%

Sweetness: MS

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Balthasar Ress

Agent: Churchill Cellars Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Vintages Wine Panel: Here’s a chance to try a 13-year-old Riesling, from the terrific 1997 vintage, for an incredible price. This really shows off how well Rieslings can age. Brilliant golden colour. Complex aroma profile of petrol, honeyed apple, pear nectar, mineral, dried apricot and fresh citrus. Deeply delicious with exceptional aroma replays on the palate. This off-dry wine is still quite youthful, and will age longer, but why bother when it’s this good? My note: Highly aromatic of wild flower and peach preserves. Yes there’s sweetness but it’s balanced nicely with the acidity.

Riesling Spätlese food pairings: paella, spicy Asian dishes.

This Balthasar Ress Riesling Spätlese 1997 was reviewed on August 21, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

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