Two German Riesling wines, an awesome Chateau Climens and a perfect Barolo from 1971 were the basis for a long evening.
The Dr. Loosen 2013 Erdener Prälat Riesling Reserve Alte Reben has tremendous power, density and hardly any resemblance to a Mosel Riesling except the salty minerality. The wine has floor wax, apricot, ripe apricot, bacon, and a medium- to full-body. With aeration it gets herbs and becomes more and more complex. 19/20 points.
The Wagner-Stempel 2015 Riesling EMT is the first vintage of the EMT. The wine is a bit restrained in its aromas with nut and peaches and has a medium- to full-body, balance and a long finish. The wine is masculine and elegant. 18.8/20 points.
The Chateau Climens 1949 Sauternes Premier Cru Classé from the Nicolas celler is sweet and complex with roasted caramel, roasted almonds, coconut, spicy notes, complexity, a full-body, density, lots of creamy sweetness, and balance. Nearly perfect! 19.8/20 points.
Damilano is a good choice for aged Barolo alongside Giacomo Borgogno: The Damilano 1971 Barolo has moss, tar, undergrowth, a full-body, still tannin, structure and freshness thanks to the acidity. It is clean and precise - no potato sack, mushrooms or similar notes. This is a archetypal classic Barolo at its best. 18.8/20 points.