2014KrugerRumpfSpatDP2014 Weingut Kruger-Rumpf, Riesling Spatlese, Munsterer Dautenpflanzer, Nahe Germany.
Importer Terry Theise describes the Kruger-Rumpf Munsterer Dautenpflanzer Spatlese as a “Horny” wine with uncontrollable urges, I like that, as for my notes, they include forward and flirty like comments, there is no way of getting around it, this is sexy and vivacious Riesling grown in a prime site in the lower Nahe. While not wine-porn in XXX fashion, this is a wine that does grab your full attention with layers of flavors and scents that excite and thrill, this without question over delivers for the price and should be in your cellar often, if not always! The 2011, 2012 and 2013 all rocked, and this 2014 is beginning to fulfill it’s potential and get beyond it’s youthful shyness, it has plenty of extract and mineral tones to age gracefully for decades, but still shows an elegance that will make it easy to enjoy even now. The 2014 is very pretty with added delicacy and shows more of a fan dance that a poll dance, it teases, but still winks at you to let you know there will be a very happy ending! This makes for racy Sunday morning reading, but this is that kind of Riesling. The 2014 Munsterer Dautenpflanzer Spatlese is grown on a mix of sandy loam and a bit of slate allowing Georg Rumpf and the team at Kruger-Rumpf to craft a generous and stylish wine, this wine even at Spatlese sweetness continues to impress with it’s poise and balance, it is a fantastic food wine, especially with smoked meats, Asian dishes and roast bird. The nose is full of exotic flowers, wet steel and yellow fruits, white violets, anise and salted rose petals leading to a rich palate of honeyed verbena, peach, tangerine sorbet, crushed river stones, a burst of bright lime citrus, apple and a hint of basil leaf over dried pineapple. The mouth feel is creamy as it warms, but everything flows in orderly rhythm and is taught with precision heightening the pleasure, drink from 2016 to 2028, I’m thinking perfection with Thai cuisine, maybe date night take away would be best!
($25 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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