Erdener Pralat TBA LGK, Weingut Dr. Hermann 2018

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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Erdener Prälat Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Alte Reben (Long Gold Capsule) is an assemblage of a selection that came in with a spectacular 321° Oechsle, which even shocked winemaker Christian Hermann, who had never picked sweeter grapes. He decided to blend this ten-liter part with a 50-liter selection that was made for Beerenauslese and weighed in at 200+° Oechsle "to get a digestible wine instead of a spread," as Hermann says. The final TBA displays a radiant golden color and opens with a super clear, intense, elegant, concentrated and zesty bouquet that intermixes stewed apricot and orange zest aromas with lemon rind and spicy, even peppery dark chocolate and wet stone notes. After two days, this TBA still isn't really shy but is discreet and, in a way, mysterious in its flavors. Very rich and oily yet highly refined and balanced on the palate, this is an enormously generous but also refined, piquant and tensioned Prälat TBA that develops a great and intense finish with sustainable finesse. The wine was bottled with 6% alcohol and no less than 478 grams of residual sugar and 9.9 grams of residual sugar. Tasted a week after the bottling in July 2019.

Score: 99+Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (244), August 2019

AP: 24 19. The 2018er Erdener Prälat Riesling TBA Alte Reben lange GK comes from botrytized fruit harvested at a full 248° Oechsle, and was fermented down to fully noble-sweet levels of residual sugar (360 g/l). It offers a hugely complex nose made of baked mango, apricot puree, barbeque herbs and raisin. The wine is still rather wild and delicately baroque on the palate, where zest and sweetness are wooing for attention. The finish is still saturating and sweet. The wine will certainly need more than two decades to absorb its sweetness but there is immense potential in this Prälat answer to the greatest Tokaji Essencia! 2043-2118

Score: 98+Jean Fisch & David Rayer, Mosel Fine Wines, August 2019

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