The truest test of a wine: how quickly do people reach for more. This bottle lasted barely an hour from pop and pour. Just so drinkable. It doesn't hurt that the nose is sublime: cotton candy, lemon peel, lemon oil, ginger, slowly building in intensity...on the palate: fantastic acidity, pitch perfect density, lemon peel, ginger, wet stone. My only quibbles are: a) length; this fades on the palate quickly, and b) I could have used a bit more mid-palate density. As I said, quibbles, a fantastic btl. — 4 days ago
Yes. God yes. Tropical, enveloping nose. Lychee, and a tiny hint of va or barrel funk on top of perfectly off-dry, brisk but intense palate of concentrated Mosel energy. Beautiful fruit with a crisp, mineral cut. A little much so2 for now, but should calm down in time. Stupid value at under $30. Planning to stock up on this. — 6 days ago
Nice r ippend riesling. Tropical fruit, mainly pineapple and mango. Lots of herby tones. First hints of some petrol. Still strong standing acids that make it a very interesting glass. Cork was a bit disapointing, so I wonder if it survivals a lot longer. Wine was already close to the top. — 8 days ago
Pale to mid Lemon in colour. Herbal notes with lime and white flowers on the nose. Faint notes of paraffin and stone fruit. A little lean and tart currently which will fill out with time I feel. Still bracing acidity at 7 years. I feel this Canberra District Riesling will cruise past its 10th Birthday and keep going. — a day ago
Still young and crackling with intensity after a little air exposure. Nose is herbal with fresh ripe peaches and creamsicle, palate is texturally supple with tangy tangerine, yellow pit fruit, apricot, pineapple, finish is stony and nicely bitter. I think it’s not too far away from peak given how quickly it opened up but could evolve a while longer. Going to forget about the next bottle for a few years — 5 days ago
Markus’ first ever Auslese and wow this is like the R.E.M Murmur of debut Auslesen. Amazing lime zest intensity and massive aromas of slate. Also lime flesh. So clean, clear and ethereal. The slate aromas are some of the cleanest and purest I’ve ever smelled. 2019 in the Mosel is about the sweet wines. Best since 2001 and likely even better. Nose has peach, apricot, key lime pie and so much more. New nuance after new nuance keeps developing. Wait till you all see the price! Also a white pepper, foie gras element develops after time. This is 9.6 nose. Easy. A hint of the clearest botrytis one can imagine. What a palate. Incisive and impossibly complex. So deep, so tense and nervous and truly savory and sweet on the palate. Amazing acidity and length. So clean, pure and balanced. Truly a take your breath away Auslese. It is so filigreed and finesse driven and has a succulence one finds only in the best Auslesen. Drink now through 2050. Brilliant wine. This is a barrel sample. I bet my score goes up in bottle.
After air this gets more honeyed on the nose with even more screaming slate. It’s just so Mosel. But the gamey foie gras character also increases a bit. Man is this killer. Palate gains more lime tension, apparent acid and structure now. Finishes dry and mineral. Great Auslese needs to have elements that overall give a dry impression yet has obvious and apparent sweetness. That back and forth is very necessary for great Auslese. This comes across as dry and sweet at the same time. — 3 hours ago
See previous notes dating back to May 2018 and also August 2019. Consistent notes with noticeable Kerosene aromas. Also white flowers. On the palate a soapy texture with delicious flavours of green melon. Diminished acid notes largely resolved. A wonderful mature Clare Valley Riesling holding up and will go on for a few more years. — 10 days ago
These are night 2 notes. On night 1 it was showing a lot of fragrance but was shy on the palate. Just the opposite on night 2: nose shows shy but pure notes of crisp apple, underripe peach, and slatey minerality. But it’s got nice roundness and intensity in the mouth, with a nice, user-friendly balance of minerality and fruit. Dry, but not in a demanding way. Very nice. (Thanks to my brother for this gift bottle!) — 7 days ago
Freshly exploded river rocks on the nose. Some petrified green apple. White flowers. Almost stinging in its intensity.
Palate is so fresh. Mineral. Green apple. Lovely grip. Great density. This hidden richness.
Finish is green apple. Long. Almost succulent.
Bought from fass selections — 7 days ago