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Riesling 'Hugel', Vendange Tardive, 1996, 1997 and 1998, NV

Duty Paid, 3 bottle, 75cl

ID: 269910

Riesling 'Hugel', Vendange Tardive, 1996, 1997 and 1998 No Reserve
Riesling 'Hugel', Vendange Tardive, 1996, 1997 and 1998 No Reserve
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Description

These 3 bottles were part of a special mixed case bought at the cellar door in 2015; I have drunk 2 other VTs, the 1988 and 2001 - both fascinating wines, tasting just off-dry after the long ageing; my notes say lime, petrol and honey. There is also an SGN 1976, which I am keeping for the good lady's 50th in a couple of years time.

I only have an RP note for the 98; 92pt rating, with a drinking window of 2000-2016+... I wouldn't be too put off by that drink date, these were from bought from Hugel themselves and I was assured they would last decades. The 88 was fresh as a daisy when consumed a couple of years ago. Anyway, review:
The tonic and fresh lemon rind-scented 1998 Riesling "Hugel" Vendange Tardive has gorgeous depth to its personality. Layers of mineral-tinged white fruits, quinine, and dried honey can be found in this well-focused and balanced wine. It is magnificent to drink now as a sweet wine (however, this is not a massively sweet or unctuous offering). With 10 years or so of cellaring, this offering will act as an off-dry to dry wine. Projected maturity: now-2016+
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Item Details

Item ID:

269910

Name:

Riesling 'Hugel', Vendange Tardive, 1996, 1997 and 1998

Producer:

Hugel

Quantity / Size:

3 bottles, 75cl each

Bottle Format:

Bottle

Duty Status:

Duty Paid

Wine Packaging

None

Country / Region:

France, Alsace

Fill Level:

Into Neck (IN)

Ended:

11th Jun 2024 12:36

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Shipping

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Buyer
UK Only
Seller does not accept returns

Riesling 'Hugel', Vendange Tardive, 1996, 1997 and 1998, NV

Price Realised

£80

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Description

These 3 bottles were part of a special mixed case bought at the cellar door in 2015; I have drunk 2 other VTs, the 1988 and 2001 - both fascinating wines, tasting just off-dry after the long ageing; my notes say lime, petrol and honey. There is also an SGN 1976, which I am keeping for the good lady's 50th in a couple of years time.

I only have an RP note for the 98; 92pt rating, with a drinking window of 2000-2016+... I wouldn't be too put off by that drink date, these were from bought from Hugel themselves and I was assured they would last decades. The 88 was fresh as a daisy when consumed a couple of years ago. Anyway, review:
The tonic and fresh lemon rind-scented 1998 Riesling "Hugel" Vendange Tardive has gorgeous depth to its personality. Layers of mineral-tinged white fruits, quinine, and dried honey can be found in this well-focused and balanced wine. It is magnificent to drink now as a sweet wine (however, this is not a massively sweet or unctuous offering). With 10 years or so of cellaring, this offering will act as an off-dry to dry wine. Projected maturity: now-2016+
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Item Details

Item ID:

269910

Name:

Riesling 'Hugel', Vendange Tardive, 1996, 1997 and 1998

Producer:

Hugel

Quantity / Size:

3 bottles, 75cl each

Bottle Format:

Bottle

Duty Status:

Duty Paid

Wine Packaging

None

Country / Region:

France, Alsace

Fill Level:

Into Neck (IN)

Ended:

11th Jun 2024 12:36

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Shipping

Ships with DHL in professional packaging
Buyer
UK Only
Seller does not accept returns

Price Realised

£80

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