2011 Weingut Kruger-Rumpf, Scheurebe Spatlese, Nahe, Germany.
Georg Rumpf’s 2011 lineup is utterly gorgeous and it was tough to pick a clear favorite, but this amazing Scheurebe certainly won me over. Scheurebe is a touch less acidic and rounder than Riesling with candied citrus and honey notes, and it makes for a great wine for Asian/Spicy foods, maybe even better than Riesling in most cases. Kruger-Rumpf’s lovely 2011 Scheurebe Spatlese starts with zest tropical fruit with kiwi, mango and apple all playing parts along with sweet lime essense and a hint of honeycomb. This “Scheu” is playful and vibrant with mineral smoke and peach pit adding complexity along with sultry long finish. This is one of my favorite Scheu’s ever and compares well with the great Muller-Catoir Scheurebe wines of the last decade.
($26 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive

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