Mosel, Germany

Weingut Günther Steinmetz

Brauneberger Juffer 'HL' Riesling 2014

I like this in smaller sips, spread out over time. Complexity and nuance that need some focus to check-in. And a prick of sweet that gets you satiated pretty quick. Needs a few days to shine, but it gets there. Begins with racy, dank diesel, smoked lemons, dill pickle, cracked black pepper flakes suspended in honey. Ends with salty mineral laden finger limes and sweet starfruit. Best enjoyed with patience, over a week. — 2 hours ago

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Lyle Fass

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that’s such a great wine and so cool

Günther Steinmetz

Unfiltriert Kestener Herrenberg Pinot Noir** 2019

Lyle Fass

A stunning bottle of Mosel Pinot. Deep, penetrating nose of dark cherry, slate, moss, mid season cherry, black cherry and some blackberry flower. Tree bark and such complexity. Has more to tell that is for sure. Wild mint starts to develop. Palate is deep and structured with amazing sap and density and Grand Cru grip and structure. Pure, balanced and lovely black and red cherries with velvety tannins that are perfectly ripe. So pure and so deep. Incredible length and sap. Finish is a mineral wash and accented with blackberries and darker red cherries. This is young but very promising. So long and such well defined fruit. — 9 days ago

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Oooh nice. ‘19’s are 🔥🔥🔥.
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@John Howard so deep and powerful

Willi Schaefer

#10 Graacher Domprobst Spätlese Riesling 2019

Lyle Fass

No formal notes. Open and gorgeous unlike a recent Himmelreich Spätlese. Stunning. Maybe a tiny bit short on the finish due to its youth. Wonderful. — 4 days ago

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@Lyle Fass , W Korean, sounds delish.🎯
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@Daniel Bloom a great spot

Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg trocken Riesling Spätlese* 2020

Lyle Fass

Wow. Martin’s signature wine in my opinion. Huge, complex and serene nose. So elegant and expansive. Airy, layered and ethereal. Stunning. 9.8 nose. Just has that extra. Confectionery. Grapefruit. Apricot. Wow. Smells like Riesling grown in chevalier montrachet. One of the most beautiful noses on a young Müllen ever. Genius. It’s so lifted, layered, complex and ethereal. Unreal minerality. Wow that palate is about as pure, elegant and lithely structured as one can imagine. Such structure on the mid and the finish. Amazing concentration and density. Round and full of citrus pith, grapefruit, apricot and peach skin and minor peach flesh. Finish keeps going and going. Astonishing length. Wow. This will be better in 10 years.

On day 2 this is so refined and so brilliant. One of the best TH Sp Trockens ever. The complexity and completeness is just unreal. 9.7 to 9.8 overnight and one of the wines of the vintage.
— 8 days ago

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Markus Molitor

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling** 2019

Lyle Fass

Nose is the essence of the Mosel. Stunningly vivid slate. Green apple skins. So airy and clean. Even elegant. But this is too cold and will get more complex once it warms up and breathes. Lime zest. Lime flesh. The minerality is just ridiculous on that nose. Wow. So structured, elegant and nimble. Gorgeous fruit. Apricot and pear. Laser focused. Just insane focus here. So long and juicy. Wow. Finishes so mineral. Nose is getting spicey and smokey with air. Wow. Coming alive. So elegant and refined. Small hit of opulence and finishes so so salty now. Wow. More to come. This is the white cap which means trocken. — 13 days ago

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Weingut Günther Steinmetz

Unfiltriert Pinot Noir 2016

Lovely Pinot. Light in color and almost see through. Vibrant nose, cherry and forest floor on the palate. Insane QPR, punches way above its price point. — 4 days ago

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Martin Müller

Nostel*** Riesling Trocken

Nose is like a tropical spatlese.

Palate is quite tropical. Delicious. Some Orange rind. A bit monolithic at this point but good. Not what I would call super mineral.

Bought from fass selections.
— 11 days ago

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covid has messed up your palate I think

Martin Müller

Trarbacher Hühnerberg Trocken Spätlese Mosel Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass

Huge and expansive nose. Ripe apricot and peach and very confectionary. Grapefruit, citrus, tangerine, tangelo and so much more. An amalgam of stunning fruit on a mineral background. Hugely expressive minerality and just a stunningly mineral nose. Smells like a rock quarry. Awesome. The nose is so deep. Kaleidoscopic and fractal like. Palate is young and tangy with enormous structure but it’s delicate and a little bit hidden. Not that integrated at all but all the parts are there. Incredible fruit sapidity on the finish. Huge mineral/citrus inner mouth aromas. Juicy and mineral but man is this backwards. The finish is super long and the wine is crazy concentrated but massively backwards. I’ll be back. — 8 days ago

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Joh. Jos. Prüm

Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett Riesling 2019

My first time trying one of the hotly anticipated 2019s from J. J. Prüm, this being the Kabinett from the Himmelreich vineyard in Graach. 2019 was a hot vintage which benefited from cooler temperatures and rain towards harvest in September, tempering already high sugars in many of the grapes. A degree of the crop had been lost both through hail in Spring and sunburn in August. Nevertheless, 2019 has been lauded as the vintage of the century, drawing comparisons to 2016 Bordeaux, among others - and is especially successful at the drier end of the classification. So, how does this wine from the Kabinett Prädikat fare?

It’s a featherlight Riesling, often the mark of this estate in any given vintage, but while airy and graceful, there’s tremendous intensity to the palate, great persistence and a very long finish. A touch reticent at this stage, but that doesn’t fully hinder the aromas of orange marmalade, white peach, blueberry, juniper and tomato vine,

Aaand my notes ended there - perhaps I was enjoying it too much 🫠😅 either way, this was a knockout Kabi!
— 14 days ago

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I thought 2015 was the vintage of the century, but likely the goalposts are always moving forward...Marketing.
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I think the positive notes you used to describe this wine are the same attributes that I think make 2019 a superb vintage for German riesling. The wines I have tried have been “airy, graceful, beautiful with intensity and persistence.” I think that describes the vintage character perfectly 👍

Peter Lauer

Réserve Sekt Riesling 1987

Golden apple, white flower, slight petrol, fine bead, high acid, still kicking at 35 🔥 — 12 hours ago

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I enjoy the Peter Lauer sparklers.