I opened this wine on Saturday at the Cubtoberfest offline. Pfeffingen is located in the Pfalz region of Germany and is one of the top producers in the area (and considered by many to be the best Scheurebe producer in the world). Although their specialty is the Scheurebe grape, they also make some nice Riesling.
Pfalz is purported by many experts to have done even better in 2002 that it did in 2001. The importer for these wines, Rudi Wiest, claims Pfeffingens 2002's could be the best this estate has ever made. That is a bold statement since the bar has been set very high. The WA gave the 2001 vintage of this wine 94 points! I did not taste the 2001 but this 2002 was impressive.
This was the best nondessert Scheurebe wine I have ever had. It had an absolutely fantastic nose which was very reminiscent of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Full bodied with a thick and oily texture. Creamy tropical fruit notes including kiwi, passion fruit and lime. Very obvious botrytis notes as well in this GKA. The sweetness was balanced by sharp acidity (however don't expect the acidity levels you find in a Riesling here). 93 points.
Welcome to Next Year- EAMUS CATULI
[This message was edited by Vino Me on Oct 13, 2003 at 06:01 PM.]