1971 Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Trier - Serriger Heiligenborn

1971 Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Trier - Serriger Heiligenborn

8/26/2021, 10:35:42 AM
1971 Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Trier - Serriger Heiligenborn Riesling Spätlese (92 pts) ℹ️ This wine is from a State-Owned Enterprise in the Mosel wine region in Germany. This winery still exists today and owns about 30 hectares of vines. In 2011 they opened a state of the art facility with a commission for research and development of natural wine growing techniques. The 1970s had a few great vintages (71, 75, and 76) for Mosel Riesling. 1971 is a legendary vintage, and many of the wines I have tasted from that vintage have blown me away, assuming they were stored correctly. 👁 Deep amber color. 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of dried apricot, orange peel, caramel apple, dried mango, peach skin, persimmon, mirabelle plum, dried white flowers, oolong tea, and a bit of kerosene 👄 The wine is off-dry, high acidity, low alcohol (~10%), and medium body. The profile is a bit earthier on the palate with dried leaves and dried flowers. A medium+ length finish of dried stone fruit, oolong tea, and a slightly bitter orange zest 🔔 Two years ago, someone served the same wine to me blind. That bottle, while still enjoyable, was over the hill, while this bottle is fully mature and hanging in there. Storage and provenance of these old bottles are paramount. I am delighted with how this bottle showed, especially looking back at my old notes. I will add that this wine in its youth was probably at least medium-dry if not medium-sweet. My tasting note reflects the perception of the residual sugar, not the actual RS level in the wine. If you see some old Rieslings at auction and the condition is good, they can be worth the risk. #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #wein #riesling #rieslinglover #germanwine #mosel

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