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2005 Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Auslese #28, Karthäuserhof

2005 Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Auslese #28, Karthäuserhof

Ref: KART052
  |  Still  |  7.5% ABV

There is evidence that vines were grown on this site by the Romans. In 1335 a prince of Luxembourg gifted an estate here to the Carthusian order and it was monks who cultivated this land for 500 years. With Napoleon's secularisation the property passed into the hands of the French government before being sold to Director General Valentin Leonardy of the French army. The current owner, Albert Behler, is the seventh generation of the same family to look after this great estate. Soils here are Devonian slate.

Single Bottle
price shown is duty paid
was £79.70 £71.73
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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Karthäuserhof
AppellationAppellation: Ruwer
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: Germany
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 7.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2015-2035
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 4
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Riesling
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"With 2005 Eitelsbacher Karthauserhofberg Riesling Auslese #28 offers scents and aromas of over-ripe honeydew melon, honey, and raspberry liqueur. With a palate so sweet (at 128 grams of sugar), thick and glossy, this behaves almost like a honey and red berry syrup. In the finish though, it manages to pull back from going overboard in sweetness thanks to subtle red berry tartness and hidden springs of fresh fruit acid, and instead comes off with amazing elegance and lift. One senses that this ultra-concentrate is by no means revealing its inherent complexities, many of which might not emerge for years. (And this surely seems a candidate for three decades of cellaring.)" David Schildknecht

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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