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
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
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
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
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
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
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