Ahr, Germany

Winzergenossenschaft Mayschoss-Altenahr

Ahr Trocken Frühburgunder 2016

Bright red cherry black soil, a little saline and smells of black earth. Starting to age, Serrano ham. Wanted more time to hang out with this one. — 8 days ago

Juliane Eller

Juwel Silvaner 2020

Silver skinned friendly little guy - refreshing and won't offend a soul.

Shows a shimmering glow, faint spritz of lemon, pear, and lilac. Citrus oil and pears in a mouth of mildly viscous texture and good acid.

Slight preference for this year's Weissburgunder...
— 10 days ago

Severn, Lyle and 12 others liked this

Weingut Keller

Kirchspiel Riesling GG 2019

There was a sense of disappointment with each waft of petrol aroma from the glass. It just shouldn’t be there in a Riesling this young, and especially in one from KP. Clearly the journey taken by this bottle hasn’t been the kindest on its condition. Nevertheless, the DNA of KP’s Kirchspiel still shone through - the regal elegance, palpable minerality, and youthful tannic tartness. Discounting the infuriating petrol note, it was all ripe citrus fruits, herbs, chalk, salt, chalk, salt, chalk and more salt. It was just so mineral, and even more so on day two! I do like it, but I can’t help but feel robbed of the full enjoyment of this wine due to the petrol notes (doubly so when you consider how long I’ve craved for KP’s wines - nearly a year since my last fix). Onwards to a better bottle! — 2 days ago

Casey, Daniel P. and 13 others liked this

Weingut Günther Steinmetz

Wintricher Geierslay Riesilng Sur Lie 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

Big nose. Creamy and ripe. Superb slate and so fine and refined. But also wide open and expansive. Yellow fruits and such fine and dense minerality. Palate is ripe and elegant. Chewy and rich but also fresh and mineral and long. Gets to every nook and cranny. Maybe a feinherb style? Huge mid palate and so elegant but precise and wide open. There is a hidden density here. Love the extra RS which makes this so sexy and drinkable. Breathtaking nose now. Much more mineral and less creamy and ripe. Needed that ripeness to blow off. I love slate. Can never get enough. Terrific concentration. Lacks the depth of the GG’s.

Now after 10 hours this is such a beauty. 9.4 to 9.5. Nose more integrated and palate is a work of art. Juicy, creamy, energetic and so concentrated. Mouthwatering.
— 3 days ago

Michael, Aaron and 6 others liked this

Weingut Später-Veit

Reserve Domherr Riesling 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

Nose is caramel, slate, peaches, nectarine, tangerine, and so much more. Subtle and wide open. Awesome viscous texture and lovey intensity. Juicy and focused with great precision and very well knit. Very complex with just a terrific mouthfeel. Long finish. Drinking so well now. — 8 days ago

Ely, Michael and 7 others liked this

A. Christmann

IDIG Großes Gewächs Riesling 2018

Lyle Fass
9.7

Stunning and wide open nose. So clean. Insane clarity. Peach but juuuust barely ripe. Amazing minerality. Shimmering and expansive. Ripe citrus. More tangelo and blood orange than grapefruit. Palate is tense and a bit closed but oh so promising. Linear and focused like a laser. Super long finish and astonishing purity. Silky and refined. So juicy and clean. Wow what structure and density. Almost tannic on the finish. A baby but the finish is maybe one of the longest I’ve had in a while. Stunning. I’ll be back as it needs air. Nose is so rocky and so mineral. Almost no fruit except some light peach. Palate is expanding and the mid is opening with some tangy peach flesh which leads to the insanely long mineral and silky finish.

10 hours later this is singing. Wow. Total confectionary nose and stunning finesse. Almost a 9.8.
— 3 days ago

Michael, Ericsson and 7 others liked this

Markus Molitor

Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese*** Mosel Riesling 2019

Lyle Fass
9.8

Unreal nose. Lime zest and flesh along with sick slate. Such well defined slate. Some ripe apricot and other fruits that veer towards just tropical. Such a sense of refinement. Airy, salty and slatey. Wow. So ethereal. Nothing like this. Unreal peach. Sickness. Nose is a 9.9. Zowie Batman complexity. So much energy on the palate. Wow. Insane acids and grip and that extra feinherb dosage adds such a textural relevance. But man is this fine and so structured. Sappy as all can be. Stimulating and salty. Man is this long and also needs mega mega air. You can sniff this so hard and it keeps giving more nuance. The complexity is off the charts and the structure and acidity is so intense. This is a 75 year wine and better in 10. But wow. A monument to the vintage. As long as any 19 i’ve had. — 3 days ago

Ely, Ron and 14 others liked this

Günther Steinmetz

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

No formal notes. Awesome. Juicy. Lime. So zesty. Very sappy.

Day 2 notes. Palate is so deep and ripe but nimble as all can be. Luscious and dense. Amazing purity and such a classic Kabinett. Nose is a bit mute today but palate is slamming.
— 9 days ago

Dick, Severn and 7 others liked this

Weingut Schneider

Weiler Schlipe Spätburgunder 2014

Good acid, unfiltered Pinot Noir goodness. Tart red cherry flavors and a good layer of mild seed and skin tannins. Decant for 30 minutes ideally. Great with food, esp. duck, chicken and fish — 8 days ago

Neil, Hermes and 4 others liked this

Weingut Günther Steinmetz

Wintricher Ohligsberg GW Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass
9.8

Nose is super mineral and slatey. Creamy as well. So sleek and refined. Slate dust. Pulverized slate. Floral? This nose is stunning. Brilliant. 9.8 nose because it is so expansive, detailed and expressive. People are sleeping on 2020. So elegant and refined. Stunning levels of concentration. So deep and so juicy. Perfect balance. Not a hair out of place and chunky, intense and ridiculous minerality. At once playful and at once mineral and serious. Nose starts with ginger, spice and even mild paprika. Huge concentration and delineation and a wine that takes over your mouth. It’s young yes but the insanely long finish suggests a long life. Wow. With air this gets so elegant. Unreal.

With air this is even better. So integrated on the nose. Palate is so elegant, chewy and just stunningly accessible. Just wow.
— 3 days ago

Andrew, Peter and 6 others liked this