Best Of The Best 2006: Earning Interest

Schloss Vollrads is the ancestral home of the Barons of Greiffenclau, but since bankruptcy proceedings in 1997 and the subsequent suicide of the last baron, the property—including its vineyards, its 17th-century manor house, and its landmark tower—has been in the possession of the Nassau Sparkasse bank. A year ago, a sale of the estate seemed imminent, but the bank continues to produce the property’s celebrated wines under the direction of Rowald Hepp. Among its offerings (which include the Vollrads Kabinett, the world’s first, dating to 1728) is Schloss Vollrads 2004 Riesling Beerenauslese, Rheingau. It is elegant and balanced, with searing peach flavors and sweet honey tones. This wine shows the grace and subtlety characteristic of Vollrads wines.

Schloss Vollrads
($170; 375 ml)
www.schlossvollrads.de

The special release contains a blend of Cognacs aged for up to 35 years…
The 23-year-old scotch won a Best in Show award at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition…
Photo by Chelsea Curtis
New York’s Club Macanudo played host to an evening of Martell cognac and Cohiba cigars…
The full-flavored whiskey takes its character from the distillery’s picturesque natural...
The Mandarin Oriental New York hosted the exclusive event at its 35th-floor MObar…
Photo by Antoine Bagot
The finest Cognacs are deeply flavored, richly textured, and best discovered on their native ground...
The $3,000 Platinum pass ensures the finest food, drink, and access…
In honor of the hotel’s 125th anniversary, the ultra-rare scotch comes with a piece of England’s...
Scott Torrence evaluates, assesses, and drinks some of the greatest vintages in the world...
The cucumber-infused spirit inspired the giant green airship, which is taking to the skies of major...