“FRÉDÉRIC ÉMILE” RIESLING

2014 France Alsace
95 Points

HOT WINE; Wafts of slate, petrol and brine on the nose are a lovely entry point for this bone dry, racy white. The minerally profile underscores notes of crunchy nectarine and kiwi fruit, cherry blossom, pink grapefruit pith and fresh thyme. It's firm and linear, a graceful version exhibiting seamless knit and definition...—A.N.

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Wine Spectator FEBRUARY 2023
“FRÉDÉRIC ÉMILE” RIESLING

CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE ROUGE "TRADITION"

2020 France Rhone Valley
91 Points

A dark, brooding wine, this opens up to reveal a lovely mix of rich steeped plum and bitter cherry interwoven with cracked pepper, incense and black tea, with a note of toasted sandalwood. Shows some grip on the finish, which keeps this dry and clean. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault... -K.B.

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Wine Spectator FEBRUARY 2023
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE ROUGE "TRADITION"

"Wehlener Sonnenuhr" Riesling Beerenauslese

2006 Germany Mosel
93 Points

The yellow-golden 2006 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese (AP 2107) displays an open and elegant, lovely concentrated bouquet of ultra ripe and cooked apricots as well as peach confiture and some spicy flavors of nutmeg and white pepper. Nevertheless, the grey slate of the Sonnenuhr shines through the concentrated fruit flavors and lifts it up and cools it down a little bit. Very elegant and nobly sweet on the palate, this intense and very elegant BA from hand-selected, nobly rotten berries shows a vibrantly piquant and vivid acidity and a stunning finesse, precision and tension. The fruit is very clear also in the aftertaste, which is full of pineapples, honey and some fruit flavors. Serve it with cheese, or instead of a dessert. (375ml bottles) - S.R.

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Wine Advocate MAY 2015
"Wehlener Sonnenuhr" Riesling Beerenauslese

"Wehlener Sonnenuhr" Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

2006 Germany Mosel
97 Points

EDITOR'S CHOICE; Lip-smacking is an inelegant yet apt word to describe the unctuousness of this nectar of honey, saffron and marmalade. It's delightfully rich and creamy, yet gorgeously balanced, seared by a razor's edge of lemon-lime acidity. It's an exceptional wine now, penetrating and persistent, but will surely delight for decades to come. – A.L.I

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Wine Enthusiast FEBRUARY 2016
"Wehlener Sonnenuhr" Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese