The 2006 Brücke Spätlese is another monument in the making, as the wine soars from the glass in a brilliant blaze of green apple, grapefruit, apple pie spice, petrol and stony minerality. On the palate the wine is fullish, pure, long and stunningly deep, with great cut and focus, pinpoint balance, and great reserves on the very long, minerally and rapier-like finish. Pure magic. Drink between 2015-2040
The 2006 Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese rises to the challenge with a performance of unforgettable delicacy, refinement and elegance, without stinting on honeyed richness. Gardenia and heliotrope offer a heady bouquet, sprinkled with framboise and lemon. Red raspberry and quince preserves lemon, salt and slate mingle on a creamy, seemingly weightless palate, in a harmonious colloquy, tartness folded into honey and vanilla cream richness. Sensational dynamism, penetrating length, and mysteriously mineral, savory, depth (there is already an unexpected note of bitter chocolate) await you in a bottle of this Brucke over the next quarter century. (DS)
Super-pure and super-tight citrus - an expression of pale lemon. Then perfumed and rounded on the palate. Cool and fresh. Elegance personified but with sinewy strength underneath. Minerality comes through on the finish. 17.5/20 points (JR)
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