German Riesling

Lukas Hammelmann

Vom Löss Riesling 2020

I’m not sure what makes me say this, but this tastes like a ‘modern’ take on Riesling. Dry, fragrant, has many of the classic notes, but yet somehow updated. Tasty and well done. — 7 days ago

Dawn, Raul and 9 others liked this


Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese Trocken 2018

Not sure who the producer is or whether it is in fact a Zeltinger Himmelreich, because it’s a cryptic private label bottling from Garagiste. Extroverted nose features ripe apple, some peach, and some background stony minerality. Round and fruity in the mouth, it seems a tad sweeter than its “trocken” label. But it’s got nice acids and some shy slate in the juicy finish. Nice inexpensive Riesling. — 5 days ago

Severn, Peter and 6 others liked this


Kabinett Nierstein Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass

Superb nose of aromatic limestone, guava, lime zest, fresh juicy limes, some peach and apricot as well but all on a bed of limestone. So pretty. Gorgeous pure and vivid nose. Palate is heavenly. Vibrant and engaging. Floats and is so elegant. Nierstein is a special place for Kabinett. Reminds me of the best the Mosel has to offer. Really the elegance here is top notch. Has the perfect sugar balance as well. It’s truly off dry. Really wonderful wine. Sappy and engaging and really so mineral and focused. Almost 9.5. — 10 days ago

Dick, Severn and 6 others liked this

Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Eisquell Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass

Always such an incredible value. Honeyed citrus on the nose. Tangelo? Blood orange. So clean and abundant minerality. Juicy, and I mean really juicy, elegant and clean. Sappy and pure. Refreshing. Also a hint of nougat and a wonderful bit of opulence in the midpalate. So good. Lovely intense minerals and such purity. A terrific wine. — 11 days ago

Severn, Timothy and 5 others liked this

Weingut Schätzel

Niersteiner Riesling 2018

Lyle Fass

Stunning nose. So complex and expressive. Vanilla, nougat, tropical, but just barely tropical as it’s also flirting with citrus. Stunning minerality. This is like Mosel meets Rheinhessen. Juicy and lean with tremendous rain water purity and such stunning concentration. Really just beautiful. Tangy, lime zest, citrus fruits abound in the finish. Nimble and electric with such focus and precision. My score is the same as last time. 9.5. One of the best Orstweine I’ve ever had. — 3 days ago

Severn, Josh and 3 others liked this

Weingut Keller

Abts E de Riesling GG 2016

Still on the primary side with grilled citrus, grapefruit and herbs dominating the nose. After some time, more refined and more complex fruity notes join and confirm a hotter vintage. Still on the herbal and fresh side on the palate, with a lingering and herbal finish that is both intense, full and sharp. Enormous concentration and potential, yet one I personally would love to revisit in say 5 and 10 years from today. — 17 days ago

Andrew, Jan and 2 others liked this
Gilbert Van Hassel

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2016 started out like hell but finished like heaven. The level of acidity is actually very decent but it is tartaric acid and ph levels are quite low. These wines will need time but I find them in no way inferior to the 2015s which is widely recognized as a glorious year for German Rieslings. All of the top cuvees of Keller will need time in general and especially for the 2016. Tough to resist opening one from time to time.

Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Kreuzberg Auslese Riesling 2019

Lyle Fass

Stunning nose. Saffron, rich honey and spices. Tangerine honey. Super rich, yet focused. Smells very rich and exotic. Wow, stunning palate. Rich yet so fresh with so much energy. Amazing purity and saline on the finish. Wow. Decadent yet so linear and energetic. Loads is citrus and guava. Perfect ripeness. A stunning Auslese. — 10 days ago

Severn, Ely and 9 others liked this
Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

Their sweet wines are vastly underrated only because their dry wines are so good.

Weingut Hermann Ludes

Thörnicher Ritsch Alte Reben Riesling Auslese 2010

Lyle Fass

Haven’t had in about a year. Awesome nose. Honeyed and dense. Layered. Apricot, citrus, huge minerals and slate. Lemon, lime, so so complex. Some funk as well. Herbs and scents of nature. Genius nose. Ridiculous palate. So deep, so complex and so well shaped. Unreal texture and depth. This is drinking amazing. Wow. Incredible freshness and acidity. Really pure. Palate is so textured and then so citrusy! Finish is electric! Incredible. — 18 hours ago

Matthew, ESF and 9 others liked this
Andrew Schirmer

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Opened one last night. Held its own against Szechuan food. So much more going on than the flabby Prum we had Sunday. Ludes 4ever.
Lyle Fass

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@Andrew Schirmer yea. Tried to answer this 5 times but app kept cutting out. Sigh.

Weingut Maximin Grünhäuser

Abtsberg Kabinett Riesling 2017

A pretty pale straw color with little green tinges. Pure elegance from the beginning to the end. Fresh mangoes and delicate peaches on the nose. There’s an undeniable flinty essence here which permeates throughout, never losing steam. Moist stony minerality and dried herbs with just a pinch of elderflower.

It’s so nice when a wine showcases the terroir so clearly and demonstrably. Purely Mosel and very vibrant. Perfectly mature at the moment. Tight acidity and harmonious balance. The palate features some lovely apricot and lemon zest. A little mint on the long finish.
— 11 days ago

Dawn, Josh and 3 others liked this

Weingut Max Ferd. Richter

Mülheimer Sonnenlay Qualitätswein 'Zeppelin Label' Mosel Riesling 2020

My first time: a nicely concentrated Mosel Qba, on the verge of a competent Kabinett on the more rs spectrum. Notes of tangerine, grapefruit pith, white flowers. — a day ago

Andrew, Anthony and 8 others liked this