A Spätlese by Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler proved one of the highlights of the 2013 Trier Wine Auctions
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The prices at this year's Auction were very high, in particular for the highly sought-after wines from the most celebrated Estates. However, as usual, some (comparative) bargains were possible and we want to highlight two as "Wine of the Month". The Peter Lauer Ayler Kupp Spätlese Fass 23 and the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctoberg Riesling Spätlese Alte Reben.
Both are more Auslese than Spätlese but remain very clean and pure expressions of Riesling. The Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Estate has been a member of the Bernkasteler Ring since decades. It produces outstanding wines, which need time and may not always shine and get the recognition they deserve when young.
The 2012 version of the Alte Reben Spätlese is a huge success.
Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg Riesling Spätlese Alte Reben (Auction)
This stunning effort offers glorious scents of fresh apple, yellow peach, star fruit and dried herbs on the nose (in a style very close to that of Doctor wines in this vintage) and delivers a great a great juicy yet intense feel on the palate. This superb "drinking Auslese" will be a pleasure to enjoy in a decade or two. 2022-2037
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