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2003 Bert Simon Riesling Serriger Wurtzberg Spatlese

I opened a bottle of this over the weekend when my wife and I ordered Thai food. I paired this with Chicken Drunken Noodles. I paid $16 for this wine and shared my case allottment with some of the other Chicago Wine Mafia. Sams still has some if anyone else is interested in this wine.

This was another excellent wine from Bert Simon in 2003. The Wurtzberg vineyard has a reputation as Simons best site. It is a monopole vineyard. The grapes were picked at 100 Oe so this is really a declassified Auslese. However, this was not a sweet wine (by German standards) and had only 63 grams of RS. This was a pure, clean wine. Pear and peach aromas on the nose. Exotic fruits, slatey notes and citrus on the palate. Excellent food wine. Long elegant finish. Worth every penny. 91-92 points.

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