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We deal with a great Riesling and two red wines that, tasted blind, taste like the Northern Rhone.

The Rieslings of Dr. Bürklin-Wolf need almost 2 decades to fully develop. Earlier consumption is possible, but not advisable. A good representative is the Dr. Bürklin-Wolf 2007 Forster Ungeheuer Riesling G.C. with aromas of apricot, peach, blossoms, herbs and some floor wax. The wine has full body, balance, a long finish, character and plenty of glycerin for intense oiliness. We recommend at least 4 hours in the decanter, the wine then also gets white chocolate and lime. Currently 18.8/20 points, but potential for 19 points with further aging.

The Feudi di San Gregorio 1998 Syriacus Irpinia Rosso IGT has raspberry, blackberry, herbs and a slight animalism that makes one think of the Rhone. The wine has full body, balance, still tannin, density, structure and a medium to long finish. 18.8/20 points.

The Dornfelder grape variety is most often made into a simple red wine. Unfortunately, there are few great examples like the Knipser 2003 Dornfelder *** (Auslese trocken). The wine has been noticeably aged in dark toasted barrique, which is well integrated. The wine has chocolate, cherry, mocha, some lactic and animalism, full body, a long finish and density. The wine is modern and Rhone-like, yet fresh and youthful despite the warm vintage. The longevity is amazing. 18.3/20 points.