Mosel, Germany

Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben-Thanisch)

Berncasteler Doctor Kabinett Riesling 2019

Damn! Star bright gold with yellow-green highlights. Abundant nose and mouthwatering (medium plus plus [sic] acidity) palate of honeyed yellow apples, honeysuckle, cling peach, and fennel(!) with a hint of smoky flint on the moderate finish. Very rich for a Kabinett, but then this is modern day Mosel and (Erben-)Thanisch has shown rich for decades. The Doctor is truly in and this expression of the universal white should satisfy in all situations. Pork dishes are, of course, a natural but your spicier Asian or Cajun fare will thank you just as earnestly. Drink half of your stash now and the rest will reward through 2034 or so. — 5 days ago

Byron, Daniel and 6 others liked this

Später-Veit

Blauschiefer Trocken Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass
9.0

My first 2020. Nose is peach, slate and mineral. Very elegant. Vanilla extract. A floaty nose. We all float down here. Palate is very mineral and crunchy. Not much fruit. A true mineral bomb. Lovely freshness and acidity. Very finessed wine. Lovely texture. — 7 days ago

Daniel, LM and 3 others liked this

Weiser-Künstler

Mosel Riesling 2019

Mineral-forward; the acid and sweetness play a subtle supporting role; stony aromatics with peachy, floral accents. — 6 days ago

Andrew, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Weingut Clemens Busch

Marienburg Kabinett Riesling 2008

Small waist, pretty face and a BIG bank! This is modern, pretty, charming and sexy.
Biggest, thickest, richest Kab I know.
Pine-apple and passion-fruit to the max.
Pure pleasure.
— 11 days ago

Ira, Peter and 13 others liked this

Martin Müllen

Kröver Kirchlay Spätlese Trocken Riesling **

Nose is minerals made from lemon rocks. Lemon flowers. Lovely.

Palate is incredibly mineral. Gods lemon soda. Just so fresh. So well made. An echo of pith to balance it out. Very slightly delicious. Enough to make it interesting but not so much to make it Jejune. So true to place.

This is not a show stopper. But it is a beautiful example of what it is. And with proper food a part of a perfect evening.

Bought from fass selections
— 4 days ago

Josh, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Martin Müllen

Kröver Letterlay Auslese Riesling 2010

Nose is apricot flowers. Peach skin. Gorgeous.

Palate is liquid sugar made from apricots. Great acidity. Juicy. So good. Very long. Delicious. Just blasts the mouth with that tart perfect juiciness. Perfect peach. Lovely richness.

Perfect peach. The apogee of fruit. In a bottle. You can drink any time. This day god does not hate us all.

Bought from fass selections.
— 10 days ago

Meg, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg Spätlese* Feinherb Riesling 2018

Morning decant - beautiful stuff that needs time & air. Mineral/slight petrol nose. Palate is layered—apricot, nectarine, honey, bitter grapefruit, sweetness on the finish. — 5 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
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Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

Did you have it with chicken 😅😅

Später-Veit

Rotschiefer Riesling Feinherb 2019

Lyle Fass
9.2

Nose is lifted and creamy. Lots of vanilla extract and herbs. Gorgeous. Really refined and classy. Palate is racy and elegant with another superb mineral expression and some nice notes of vivid vanilla. Juicy, textured and energetic. Very pure. Terrific. So many killer “simple” wines in 2019. Really killer. Just incredible depth and so perfect for what it is. — 7 days ago

Rob, Daniel and 4 others liked this

Später-Veit

Domherr Feinherb Riesling 2018

Lyle Fass
9.0

Big complex nose with some hints of sponti. Herbs and slate. Very aromatic. Super clean and super pure. Nose needs air but it is all there. Stupendously mineral. Palate is concentrated and complex with great energy and some 18 richness. Seems a bit closed on the backend as well. Showing a tiny bit of heat. Let’s see how this develops with air. — 7 days ago

Rob, LM and 3 others liked this

Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Hühnerberg Spätlese trocken Riesling 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

Has been a little over a year and wanted to check in. Gorgeous herbal nose and some just ripe apricot. Lifting minerals. Floral. Citrus. Just gorgeous. Really open. Wow. Palate is a grapefruit and citrus explosion. Wonderful purity and freshness. So delicate yet very powerful and deep. So tense and structured. Wonderful dry extract. Müllen at his best here. Nimble and powerful. With years to go. Such nice sappy citrus and apricot on the finish. — 12 days ago

Ericsson, Andrew and 9 others liked this