2002 Von Hovel Mosel Saar Ruwer Scharzhofberg Riesling Spatlese - Printable Version

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- TheEngineer - 05-10-2005

Nose is very straight forward of fruit. Taste of good fruit/green apple, mineral, slate, and a good level of acidity. Acidity was rather tart even in the Spatlese, very different than the 2003's. Nicely balanced.

Perhaps just starting to close up?

- TheEngineer - 01-02-2006

Bottle took time to open up but the fruit is slightly receding. Second bottle is very nice still with lots of slate and minerality, some citrus notes and a bit of petrol. Still very fresh and nervy with all that acidity so a bit short on the finish but clean, crisp and balanced.

- TheEngineer - 03-06-2007

Wine is coming back?? Notes are the same as the first bottle. Nice juice, great acidity and very refreshing. Very pretty pale straw color with a hint of green too!!

- wondersofwine - 03-07-2007

Nice to have enough bottles to try over time. I had my first Scharzhofberg last year and was impressed with it.

- Bucko - 03-07-2007

This wine should come into its own in a couple of years. I have the Oberemmeler Hütte, which takes a little longer to come around than the Scharzhofberg. I'll probably wait another 4 years to open one.