100 Hills Dry Riesling 2017

Good balance of floral, citrus and stone fruit. Acidic, bright, slightly effervescent. Gorgeous — 2 years ago


Trockenbeerenauslese Albalonga 1989

Dark brown in color, but the palate has great tang and acidity. Sweet with great depth of flavor, sugariness and gripping tangy acidity. The grape is albalonga. Very good. — 4 years ago

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Limited Edition Trocken Grauer Burgunder

Sweet initially, dries straight out. Would drink it by the case. — 6 years ago


Rotwein Trocken Spätburgunder 2014

Extremely closed, but showing an amazing balance, just the right amount of oak, think it needs about 3hrs decant or another 5 years. — 6 years ago

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Reserve Weisser Burgunder 2016

UBBBP Vol. 29, Michael mit Platz 3, 89,80 Punkte — 3 years ago

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Vom Kalkstein Trocken Riesling 2016

Nydelig hvitvin. Perfekt til salma. — 5 years ago


,,Am Turm'' Alte Reben Riesling 2007

Auction bottle — 5 years ago

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Westhofener S Trocken Riesling 2004

This is the trocken s. Super aged Riesling nose. Caramel. Orange peel. Really rich. Palate is deep. Really deep. Rich with hints of caramel and brown butter. Still sparkles on the palate. Coats the sides of the mouth with richness. Not a delicate wine. Great with rich food. Shows what old rheinhessen is all about. — 6 years ago

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Oberhäuser Brücke GG Riesling Trocken 2018

Wish I could tell you that I tasted the TBA, but silly me (and CW) decided we'd wait until we've tasted all the drier wines before moving on to this... then poof! None left. Sigh. Heard that it's amazing though and the hammer price seems to indicate so - 1020€ 0.375L, 2750€ 0.75L, and 18000€ 1.5L. Insane!

As for the GG, that I did taste. Again, take my notes with a grain of salt given how brief the occasion was. Very fruit driven, ranging from yellow stone fruits to exotic fruits, both on the nose and palate. Nose is beautifully touched by herbal notes. Noticeable sweetness on the palate. Excellent acidity, but I felt the finish was somewhat muted by a touch of warmth in the finish. Needs time to bring more balance. I thought it was a good GG, but trumped by the 18' ADL that it was tasted with on both occasions. 200€ 0.75L

NB: The usual suspects (at least for me) delivered the best dry rieslings at the Nahe VDP auctions. Some brief notes and in order of my favourites:

1) Emrich-Schonleber 18' Auf der Lay: My wine of the auction. Such a beautiful nose - Stone fruits, citrus, just the right amount of greenness (fresh cut herbs and grass), and a real chalky feel. The palate is just so saline, intense, deep, and balanced. Amazing drive. Almost as good as the 17'! 270€ 1.5L and 720€ 3.0L

2) Philipp Kuhn 18' Philippsbrunnen: Wow wow! Surprise of this auction. Precise, elegant, juicy, and so mineral. The nose is airy and cool. Multi-layered palate with sufficient extract. Gentle power comes to mind with this wine. I absolutely adored it and definitely one of the best buys this auction. 105€ 0.75L

3) Keller 18' Pettenthal: What can I say? The terroir is just so strong (taste any producer producing Pettenthal and you'll know) and KP does a great job at turning up the dial to 150%! Admittedly, the doesn't have the electricity of the 17' :( 800€ 0.75L

4) Wagner-Stempel 18' EMT: Better than the 17' I feel, but definitely still on the austere side. Some noticeable phenolics on the palate, but the density and depth is just plain impressive. Excellent value if you ask me. 100€ 0.75L

Lastly, something needs to said about the Wittmann La Borne and Battenfeld-Spanier Zellertal Kreuzberg - I don't get why people are paying so much for these wines (270€ and 210€ respectively).
— 3 years ago

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@Aaron Tan Thanks for the excellent summation of these young Rieslings.
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@Bob McDonald 😁 The auctions are a great way to sort of check in on producers and how they did in the vintage I feel.


Morstein Auslese Riesling 2006

If cellared for fifteen more years, this would be lightning juice — 6 years ago

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