2006 Hexamer, Riesling Kabinett, Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg
This bottle from Weingut Hexamer was bought a few years ago from MacArthurs. Having drunk three vintages of the Weingut Hexamer, “Quartzit” back in August I thought it would be fun to try this bottle. From a vintage that produced a small amount of ripe wines this bottle is drinking very well at this point. While I would not specifically search for this bottle at a store, I do not hesitate in recommending that you open a bottle from your cellar.
2006 Weingut Helmut Hexamer, Riesling Kabinett, Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg, Nahe – $23
A Terry Theise Selection imported by Michael Skurnik Wines. A golden-yellow in the glass. There is a medium strength nose of rich fruit reminiscent of baked apples in cream. In the mouth the rich flavors are almost unctuous with a textured tickling on top of the tongue. The finish contains floral flavors bound in glycerine as stones come out in the long, darker aftertaste. A solid effort that, while not particularly complex, is quite tasty and provides enjoyment. Drink now or over the next several years.