We started with this very well made Rheingau Sekt Edition M by Stefan Breuer. Dry but still lots of Riesling fruit and a rather coarse but refreshing mousseux. More Sekt than Champagne in style. 86
Then a 2007 Monzinger Frühlingsplätzchen Spätlese Trocken: a very well known vineyard by the rather unknown Weber estate (at least to me).Fruity and juicy Nahe style with enough weight on the palate. This one was a little sweeter, but quite nice. 88
Nevertheless, the Austrian Loimer Terrassen Riesling still was another league. Weight on the palate, beautiful nose, fruity, nicely structured palate, ripe acidity yet a monolithic impression of balance and a beautiful length. 92
Unfortunately this Bürklin Wolf 2005 Altenburg PC was heavily corked, no luck again. Would have loved to try it.
We got back to the Nahe with Emrich Schönleber‘s 2006 Halenberg GG. Powerful and fruity. Lots of weight on the palate, seems a bit rougher than the Loimer, less elegant but at least as appealing. A young gun with another personality with some herbs here and there. 92
Finally we tried to save the best fort he end and it worked out. no cork! Leitz’ 2005 Berg Rottland Alte Reben trocken is a gigantic wine. It needs some time to build up, but then has it all. Peach and herbs nose, powerful attack on the palate with herbs and juicy fruit, then suddenly less weight but a tremendous finish which lasts forever. Develops in the glass to become more and more balanced, light and powerful at the same time. A true masterpiece. 95-97