Riesling Spätlese Nackenheimer Rothenberg
ETA June. 80g/l RS, 8.5g acid, 7% alc. When I tasted this last spring it was encased in baby fat, a super-ripe blockbuster Spätlese, sexy and luxuriant but very primary--hard to taste the nuances. With time this gorgeous bottling is settling into a more vintage-typical balance--still luscious for sure with deep sweetness and incredible density, BUT it's now more succulent and offers interesting flavors of clover honey, glazed orange peel, and a fascinating red fruit note akin to cherry or pomegranate. Would be an indulgent choice for duck a l'orange or aux cerises. Fine with a glazed holiday ham as well. An argument can be made that this is Auslese disguised as Spätlese. That's a compliment.