Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Spatlese 2015

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Vinous 92 - Mint, sassafras and orange display a candied aspect on the nose, and are then backed by unabashed sweetness on a subtly oily but buoyant palate. A hint of heliotrope adds allure that persists as inner-mouth perfume. The same suggestion of honeydew melon liqueur that was observed in the corresponding Kabinett rushes in midpalate here as well, reinforcing the wine’s confectionary aura. Thankfully, though, the combination of cooling herbal influence, subtly nutty piquancy and a surprising measure of fresh orange juiciness keeps the long finish from being the least bit cloying, let alone boring.

Stunningly direct, clean, and pure. The Treppchen Spatlese doesn't play to the often ostentatious and flowery nature of the vintage, but instead depends on subdued charm and playful acidity. Beautiful for drinking with food or all by itself - chilled on a summer afternoon.

A dense mix of white orchard fruit on the nose. Medium bodied. Acidity and mineral jacketed orchard fruit upfront (peach, golden apple) with lots of tropical notes coming in behind (orange, pineapple, mango), but currently concealed by the acidity. Finishes with lengthy acidity and mineral notes. The fruit complexity, depth, acidity and overall balance mark this as a wine with a lot of future potential.




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