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2009 NACKENHEIM ROTHENBERG SPATLESE, Gunderloch. Rheinhessen, Germany

Bin:  175

Alcohol percentage:  9.5%


Drink from 2014

Press review:

There are only around 200 cases of Hasselbachs’ 2009 Nackenheimer Rotenberg Spatlese – fewer than half of their normal crop in this category. “For us,” explains Fritz Hasselbach, “grapes for Spatlese have to have at least 100 Oechsle and not many of them managed that this year. We had to select rigorously.” On counter-examination, though, he acknowledged that much of what came in at 100 or more was needed for this year’s Grosse Gewachse. A nose of quince preserves, lemon candy, pink grapefruit and a profusion of musky, sweet floral perfume reminiscent of peony and rose petal could almost come from a hypothetical blend of Loire Chenin and Alsace Gewurztraminer. Buoyant to the point of delicacy; glossy, creamy, and texturally seductive yet consistently refreshing, cooling, indeed almost sorbet-like, this manages to barely balance its high residual sugar, with its citrus and quince aspects as well as haunting florality informing a seductively succulent finish. It ought to be worth re-visiting over the next two decades, if not longer, and I expect it to be even more winsome after some of its superficial sweetness dissipates in a decade or so.
92 points, David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate


£25.60 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£24.26 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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