Nikolaihof Burg Garten Jungferwein Riesling 1999
Nikolaihof's wines are often incredibly thick, dense and uncompromisingly stony in character. Just give these wines time. They'll do everything for you that great wine can do, if you are patient. Early on you'll easily see their sheer intensity, but specific details can be lost in a monolith of concentration, an opacity that can be perplexing if you don't know what's ahead. Thus detailed tasting notes are difficult if you feel the need to delineate skeins of flavors with sequences of associations. Here you just stand on the prow and feel the wind and look at the swollen waves of vinosity and hope you aren't swept overboard.