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Some German producers are now so good that they are a real alternative for Burgundy.

We never believed that Pinot Noir from the Mosel could be this good: The Molitor 2005 Graacher Himmelreich Pinot Noir *** is one of the best Pinot Noir from Germany with slate, black Fruit, full-body, structure, tannin, phenolic, balance, a long finish and complexity. It is very similar to a fine Burgundy but has its own character. You don't want to stop until the bottle is empty. 19.5/20 points.

The Baltes 2016 Bischofsberg Spätburgunder is earthy and mineral with cherry, medium to full-body, balance and a medium long finish. 17.8/20 points.

This wine could be confused with the other top wine (Assmannshäuser Höllenberg) of the estate: The Kesseler 2005 Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg Pinot Noir is all about complexity and elegance. It is neither opulent nor superficial. The wine has cherry, blackberry, slate, a full-body, balance and a long finish. Younger vintages have the same quality, but you should give the wines time to develop. 19.3/20 points.