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1998 Weingut Kurt Darting Forster Schnepfenflug a.d. Weinstrasse, Huxelrebe Beerenauslese - Printable Version

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- wondersofwine - 06-16-2011 05:15 PM

Q m.P, A.P. Nr. 5 160 346 032 99
500 ml. bottle. 7% alcohol by volume. A Terry Theise Estate Selection, imported by Michael Skurnik Wines. Golden Coin prize winner at 1999 Wein-und-Sekt Pramierung. Huxelrebe is the grape variety, Forst is the town (on the Wine Street), Kurt Darting is the producer, and Beerenauslese refers to grapes selected indiviually from a bunch for optimum ripeness (grapes with at least 110 degrees sugar on the Oechsle scale) that may have some botrytis or "noble rot" or "edelfaule."

Rose-tinged amber color. Botrytis nose. On the palate a sensation of very ripe peaches or nectarines and a suggestion of red cherries also. Not too unctuous or syrupy until the bottom of the bottle. (After the first evening I thought I might try pouring some over sliced nectarines the next night but forgot to experiment with it in this way.)