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Weingut Keller

Kirchspiel Riesling 2017

Definitely a little more open than the first bottle this year. A gift lugged back from Germany about four months back, and opened some four hours before dinner to breathe. A touch of petrol on the nose when it was first poured out on the table, but that quickly blew away with subsequent pours and by the last pour, the wine was simply bonkers! Like the ocean - so broad, deep, and immensely saline. While second to minerality, the fruit concentration was no laughing matter too. For me, WOTN on it’s own but it was perhaps a little too overpowering for the fried pipefish which elevated the 19’ Dauvissat La Forest to another plane on this evening. — a day ago

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Enderle & Moll

Baden Pinot Noir 2020

Very nice Pinot from the always interesting Enderle. Quite a lot of berry. Finish is nice with good acid. Almost a slight carbonic note but still tasty and versatile. — 15 days ago

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Dönnhoff

Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Kabinett Riesling 2021

8.5%. Wonderful balance, depth, purity, and acid. Really nice. — 15 days ago

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Joh. Jos. Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2001

Andrew Holod
9.3

Having just attained it's drinking credentials at age 21, this Mosel Riesling sang with a mid-day Thanksgiving repast.
Medium gold color. Aromas of quince paste, grilled apricot, warm stones and a deep caramel/roasted note. Balanced, though likely too sweet for many these days. Just integral and composed, a unit in and of itself.
— 12 days ago

Iwan, Ira and 2 others liked this

Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling 2016

A somm-recommended bottle after being consulted on which vintage might be the most open of the Egon kabi’s, and right he was. The 16’ was singing! Very Egon with the notes cassis, salt/slate, and a touch of cream. Definitely sweeter and richer (less of a classic kabi) than the Haart Ohligsberg Alter Reben kabi, but still very energetic and quaffable. Plus, I can’t look pass how singular these wines are (see notes on the other mentioned wine on a little related rant). — 21 days ago

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Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger Spätlese Riesling Auction 2017

Such a baby. Tightly wound peach purée and petrol. — 5 days ago

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Weingut Keller

Abts E de Riesling 2016

16' has proven to be a rather backward vintage at this stage, so pair that with what's usually the most linear of the Keller vineyards, and you've got a wine that would challenge even the most avid of Riesling fans. Expectedly grand in its weight and just overtly mineral, with the fruit almost completely disappearing into the background. And as always, smells like the vineyard - the herbs and topsoil. It's just pure rock energy here. May well outlive all of us. — a month ago

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Joh. Jos. Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese Riesling 2004

After our discussion on the two kabi’s (see my notes on the 18’ Haart Ohligsberg Alte Reben kabi for more info), I asked SC what Prüm brings in terms of a signature… what’s typical of Prüm basically. His answer - sulphides. Hahahahaha. Couldn’t be truer. Took some time for all that to blow away, but once it did… Boah! Our WOTN.

Still so youthful (I’m sure all that sulphides helped). Citrus, peach, white flowers, crushed slate, herbs, and spices. Really filigreed and pure; bringing lots of juiciness in the mid-palate and finishing with an airy feel. Expectedly sweet but very balanced at this stage. So good.
— 21 days ago

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Joh. Jos. Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling 2015

Tasted from magnum. Medium lemon, the 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese is currently in a slightly reductive phase, offering shy aromas of green apple, lemon peal, white peach and a dash of petrol. The wine's piercing acidity balances the residual sugar well, before concluding with a long, lingering finish. I'd love to re-taste this in about 5-10 years. Drink from 2027 until 2040. — 38 minutes ago

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Weingut Keller

Troken Rheinhessen Riesling 2021

Wow. Starts so clean/crisp, then you get the mouthfeel, with a tart finish. Beautiful. So excited to be drinking more Riesling — 4 days ago