A crisp gorgeous Spätlese which did not break the bank at this year's Auctions.
(image: Weingut Bastgen, all rights reserved)
The wines of the month for October are two great bargains from the auctions held in Bernkastel and Trier last September 24-25, 2009. Unique bottlings are sold at these auctions and, while prices are usually high due to scarcity, prices can remain sometimes reasonable (see our Auction Guide 2009 for more information about the events).
And this was also so in 2008, at which several wines went for comparatively little money (see the "Auction Lookback" article published in Issue No 9 of Mosel Fine Wines). This was in particular true for the two wines featured this month.
In particular, this gorgeous Spätlese out of the Kestener Paulinshofberg by the Bastgen Estate was hammered off for a very reasonable EUR 11 (excl. commissions, shipping, duties and VAT).
Kestener Paulinshofberg Spätlese auf den Felsen (Auction)
Made from 100 year old vines in the parcel "Auf den Felsen", this is very impressive. It offers great flavors of white peaches in a very cool and under-toned style. The wine is sappy and racy on the palate with well integrated acidity and a yoghurt-zesty touch reminiscent of classical Fritz Haag wines. The finish is nicely playful, fresh and moderately long. This is a nice Spätlese made in a light clean and joyful style. 2014-2023
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