750 mL Bottle
"This understated Rieslng builds nicely on the palate. The apricot, mango and nectarine notes meld with the lively structure, and this stays long and present on the finish. Drink now through 2027"
91 Points Wine Spectator
Knebel’s 2007 Winninger Rottgen Riesling Spatlese features honey-drizzled, spiced purple plum in an oily rich matrix, with hints of caramel and sage adding interest without engendering any sense of split personality to a satisfyingly long and luscious finish. The only possible quibble with this wine (one that, admittedly, cannot compare with its off-dry 2006 counterparts) is its really pronounced sense of sweetness – a function of low acidity as much as sheer residual sugar – which is apt to back off if one hangs on to bottles for their full decade or more of cellar potential.
"Beate Knebel and her oenologist Gernod Kollmann – mindful of their need for more trocken wines after a relative dearth in 2006 – let a number of this year’s very ripe musts run all the way down to just a few grams. The result – when combined with acid levels quite low even by the dry wine standards of this estate – was that alcohol and austerity sometimes pose problems. The Knebel 2007 Riesling trocken von den Terrassen – a blend from four sites reviewed in issue 178 – displayed impressive density and intensity after half a year in the bottle."
90 Points Wine Advocate
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