Now this is the way forward with German wine

After the severe disappointment of the Van Volxem I am pleased have a wine that is really terribly good. Quite reasonably priced at eighteen notes a bottle from the wine soc. This is the kind of thing we like!

Riesling Spätlese Graacher Domprobst 2005, Willi Shaeffer

A wonderful, rich nose of luxuriously ripe fruit; peach, grapefruit and even mango. This smells like a very ripe spätlese. Even though this is very fruity it is not short on mineral complexity. This a really charming, harmonious nose. The palate is really beautiful, very ripe, but beautiful. There is a lot of peachy fruit, a great mineral character and really fine acidity. It is extremely well balanced and very long. This has the harmony and balance to age for a very long time. This is a top bunny wine. The only fly in the ointment as far as me enjoying this so very much now is that it means I only have one bottle left. Curses!