Helmut Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg Riesling Spätlese* 2006 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Helmut Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg Riesling Spätlese* 2006
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Helmut Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg Riesling Spätlese* 2006

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Category White Wine
Region Germany, Nahe
Brand Helmut Hexamer
Alcohol/vol 7%
Sensational new discovery on the upper Nahe, a young vintner doing everything right; handcrafted fruit-driven wines of terroir. Anti-varietal in the best sense, the same way that Condrieu isn't merely viognier; the best from the Rheingrafenberg are wines of deep site-character as rendered by riesling. Splendidly mineral wines into which fruit of great charm is interwoven. Fresh, with exceptional purity.
Wine Advocate
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Hexamer' "one star" 2006 Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg Riesling Spatlese - from the heart of the Rheingrafenberg - offers a heady corsage of gardenias backed by quince jelly, apricot preserves, and candied lemon. With an uncanny combination of polished richness with lithe, light-footedness and refreshing acidity, and at an astonishingly low 7% alcohol (and correspondingly high residual sugar), this manages perfectly to convey the botrytis-tinged super-ripeness of the vintage while offering wafting delicacy. Subtle salty, smoky notes add interest to the long, dreamy finish. If you have any kind of a sweet tooth when it comes to Riesling it will be hard to resist drinking this now, but I suspect it will be capable of up to 20 years positive evolution in bottle.

David Schildknecht, October 2008
Wine Spectator
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Ripe and fleshy, this Riesling offers peach and mandarin orange notes that stay defined by the vibrant acidity. Has fine length. This will come together nicely in time. Drink now through 2025.

Bruce Sanderson, April 30, 2008