An off-dry Riesling from the Hattenheimer Nussbrunnen vineyard, aromas are soft and sweet, pear, honey, and white flowers, perhaps peonies. Honey and pears dominate on the attack, adding apples, florals, and hints of dried apricot and Meyer lemon on the mid-palate. Ripe, even bruised, rather than tart, apples linger on the finish. On the sweeter side of off-dry, this is very soft, with acids a little light. Pair this with hot cayenne spiced shrimp or squid. Recommended. DH .

WHO: Freiherr Langwerth von Simmern
WHAT: Auslese Riesling
WHERE: Rheingau, Germany
WHEN: 2003
HOW MUCH: $40

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