Ben says

★★ Great Wine “Lime gold. Aromas of lemon balm, bruised red apple and creamed pineapple. A little nutty from oxidation on the nose. Oily in the mouth and woody with zingy lime zest, cured pineapple, dried peach, and boiled lemon sweets. Long, bright finish. Perhaps a little past its best but still full of flavour. Great, if you can find it!”

BFW Rated Wine - Great 2 Star


Medium dry white wine made from Riesling with 9.0% abv. 18 years old.

Grown in: Mosel, Germany.

Food Pairing

Spiced, stir fried greens tend to work quite well with these more mature Riesling wines. It’s a natural partner with blue cheese, especially if you have a nice fig jam alongside.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased at auction for circa £28.00 (Vintage not on wine-searcher).

Reviewed and tasted: 01 June 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Weingut Paulinshof is one of Germany’s oldest wineries, based in Kesten in the Mosel Valley. They have 9.5 hectares under vine, with some sites positioned very steeply on weathered slate hillsides. The winery is predominantly known for its Riesling and has achieved critical acclaim, especially for its dry vintages of 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2006.