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2005 German Riesling - Worth the Megabucks?!

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2005 German Riesling - Worth the Megabucks?!

Charles Yu | Aug 15, 2007 10:24 PM

First, the 2005 Bordeaux was touted as the best vintage since 1961 with many winemakers claiming their wines to be the 'best ever'. Now this hype has been extended to the 2005 Gernan Riesling. Recently, I came across a bottle of Egon Muller's Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese, listed at a staggering 'first release' price of $275! Is this price really justifiable? I have a small collection of Gunderloch's 1990, 2001 and 2003 Nachaheim Rothenberg Auslese. They were all great Riesling from a stellar wine producer and all are from equally fantastic vintage. However, I pay less than $50 per bottle for them when they were first released!.$275! Thats almost the price of a D'Yquem!!

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