Donnhoff Riesling Dry 2011 Nahe, Germany Open and expressive. A hint of custard cream behind the pear and dill. Peachy palate. Fresh, balanced, concise. All subtle and intertwined. December 2012

Dönnhoff, Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett 2011 Nahe A flash of white pepper, mint leaves just picked from the garden. Fresh yellow grapefruit oozing it's juices all over the chopping board. Peaches in creme fraiche with a dollop of honey. Becomes more and more expressive with time, the sweetness balancing beautifully with the fresh acidity. This is the kind of wine I could drink anytime of day, everyday. February 2013

Dr. Loosen Dr. L 2011 Mosel, Germany Pears in honey. Lime cordial. Sweeter than I remember. Lacking. May 2012

JL Wolf Forster Pechstein Riesling Spatlese Trocken 2009 Pfalz, Germany A delightful and fresh nose of peaches and celery salt unfurls in the glass. Terrific power, balanced with richness, purity and depth. A spice-tinged edge leads to an exceptionally satisfying and lengthy finish. December 2012

Leitz Eins Zwei Dry Riesling 2011 Rheingau, Germany Initially yeasty with lemon sherbet and tinned pears. The fruit is fleshy and ripe with puckering, sour lemon sweets. Ticks boxes for this style and price. January 2013

Selbach Oster Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2005 Mosel, Germany A lovely nose of limes in honey and damp undergrowth and rocks. A touch of bunsen burner too. The palate is clean if a touch blowsy, with obvious sweetness but fresh. Lingers nicely with yellow plum fruit. The last of my bottles of this wine. Sad to see it go. September 2012

Stefan Fleischer Dornfelder 2007 Germany  Damons, light woodsmoke. Sweet plum, very sweet. Chaptalized? Woody finish with a lick of earthy liquorice. Pleasant enough and of interest. February 2010 

PJ Valckenberg Zeller Schwarz Katz Riesling QBA 1998 Mosel, Germany 375ml. This is certainly getting on a bit. The wine has developed a honeyed nose with a hint of white flowers. Rich, honeyed palate, lots of ginger. Enough acidity to prevent blowsiness. Needs drinking up though. May 2009