In my 15 years with Wine Spectator , I have often heard rumblings about improvements in the quality of the wines of Eastern Europe. Most of my tastings of these wines over that period proved disappointing.
Sorry about the delay in following up with my preliminary impressions of Germany’s 2007 vintage. I had a brief golf hiatus and escape from the seemingly endless scaffolding and construction in my neighborhood.
The final day of tasting in Germany's Rheingau featured the VDP members presenting the new 2007 vintage. After two days of aged Riesling, it was time to taste some fresh, young wines at the Mainzer Weinbörse.
The main event of my trip to Germany was Saturday, April 26th: A tasting of Riesling from every decade of the 20th century, including 1900 and 1999. Many of the classic German vintages from the century were represented: 1900, 1911, 1921, 1937, 1959, 1964 (Saar & Ruwer), 1971, 1975, 1976 and 1990.
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