2007 TBA Nackenheim Rothenberg
Dessertvin - Riesling - 37,5 cl - 7,00 %
Gunderloch laver den ultimative Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA). TBA bliver kun fremstillet, såfremt druerne har en modenhed på svimlende 180° oecshle (20% mere end det påkrævede). Der anvendes udelukkende druer fra Rothenberg-marken - formentlig Rheinhessens bedste mark. Vinen har i tre forskellige årgange scoret 100 point i Wine Spectator. Nackenheim Rothenberg Trockenbeerenauslese byder på en ekstrem rigdom af sødmefuld eksotisk frugt og mineralske detaljer, som overgår de flestes fantasi. Nyd vinen op til et århundrede efter høståret, eventuelt knælende og med blottet isse.
Kåret til ”Newcomer of the year – Rheinhessen” af Vinum.
97 point, Wine Spectator: "Intense and thick, yet also elegant, this TBA is tinged with orange, kumquat, spiced pear and pineapple notes, accented by earth and smoke. Beautifully balanced and multidimensional, with a long, detailed finish. Drink now through 2050. 9 cases made."
96 point, Robert Parker; "The Gunderloch 2007 Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese was separated out painstakingly on tables from the harvest of Beerenauslese, and the results are startlingly different as well as obviously superior. A very light pressing was employed to retain clarity and the more noble aspects of botrytis. Apricot nectar, peach preserves, brown spices, leather, and a mysterious aura of ancient aromatic wood in the nose lead to a startlingly viscous palate whose jam-like sweetness is balanced by efficacious citrus-like acids and a salty tang that carry into a huge finish of candied orange rind, marzipan, and pit fruit preserves. Remarkably, there is little sheer sense of honey about this, and absolutely no caramelization. I’m reminded in certain respects of the highest-grade Tokaji Aszu by this wines mystery and vivacity. It will almost certainly outlive all who read this report when it appears. The best Riesling sites at Gunderloch weren’t picked before late October, and nobly sweet wines were harvested into February! The berries were tiny and largely healthy, says Agnes Hasselbach, and it stayed cold, dry, windy, and sunny, so they slowly dried out."