Halves: Erdener Pralat Auslese Gold Capsule 2011
Ripe melons and grapes on the nose; a big, honeyed tropical fruit is balanced by a crunchy, limey acidity. A touch of botrytis on the powerful and rich finish. Beautiful sweetness with a hint of spice. Stunning! Drink 2012 = 2026
The complex, well-weathered red slate of Erdener Prälat produces majestic, multi-faceted wines with stunning depth and concentration.
A small slice of perfection, the four-acre Erdener Prälat (AIR-din-er PRAY-laht) produces some of the greatest wines in the Mosel valley. It has 100 percent south-facing red slate soil and an extraordinarily warm microclimate, yielding wines of unequaled power and nobility. The vineyard's exposure, combined with the warming effect of the river and the massive, heat-retaining cliffs that surround it, ensures exceptional ripeness in every vintage.
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