Tasting Notes

Tropical suggestions of soursop, pineapple, and papaya, along with candied, spiced grapefruit and sweet floral perfume dominate the 2006 Kiedricher Grafenberg Spatlese, and one’s palate is coated with glossy, oily essence of fruit and honey. Smoky hints of black tea underscore the botrytis component. Amazingly, this remains bright and invigorating, with lemon and grapefruit citricity lighting up its long, tropically-fruited, honeyed finish. This will almost certainly be worth pursuing for another 12-15 years. Tasted October 2008. David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate