An auction purchase.
When opening such an old wine from auction, there is always a moment of anticipation as to what condition it will be in. Can be a bit hit and miss sometimes. Opened a different 1976 German Riesling recently which was in terrible condition. Hoping this would not be a repeat.
Cork came out in 2 parts and was well soaked through.
Colour of oolong tea with some green edges.
Flavours of baked apple pie, cold tea, cinnamon and a hint of Nori seaweed.
Slightly sweet and rich on the palate with flavours of sugar coated almonds.
Complex. Long aftertaste. Good acid.
Still has lots of life left in this.
Purchased from Sterling auctions for approximately $50
Tasted 8th November 2013