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Wine/Pieroth 1998er Bornheimer Trappenberg Beerenauslese


Trying to find out if this wine is past it's prime? Seems very dark in color. Is there a general rule for german wines in their shelf life?

Hi Valerie,

This is a late-harvest Sylvaner from the Pieroth party-plan organisation but, even so, I wouldn't have expected a '98 to have darkened so soon if it had always been kept lying down in a cool dark place.

Most commercial German wine is intended for drinking on release but a few costly late-harvest ones from reputable named growers can keep for many years.




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