German Riesling

Weingut Keller

Abts E de Riesling 2017

Admittedly not the best showing of the 17' Abtserde, although still delicious. I suspect I may have hurt it somewhere along the line. Incredibly tight when first opened, so I left it to air in the bottle for the next couple of hours (3-4 hours?). Developed a slightly honeyed note in the back palate when I came back to it. Not like it was bad, but it's not something I would attribute to riesling this young, especially from KP. The nose flourished though - very floral with ripe citrus notes, fresh herbs, and earthy rocks (reminiscent of the vineyard itself). The palate was powerful and incredibly saline. Huge extract, balanced by KP's typical precision. I felt the finish was marred by the honeyed note, although still long. Left a little bit in the bottle to try the next day - fruit notes gone by then, replaced by waxy and overwhelmingly saline notes. Good wine, but could be better. — 12 days ago

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@Aaron Tan Aaron good post Cheers 🍷

Weingut A.J. Adam

Hofberg Kabinett Riesling 2016

All the Riesling things. Slate, slight petrol, lemon, apple cider, apricot, very tingly. Delicious, definitely off dry in style, ripe and juicy but finely etched and delicate — 2 days ago

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Weingut Hermann Ludes

Klusserather Bruderschaft Riesling Auslese 1994

Lyle Fass

Sick, sick nose. Mushroom, green, herbal, so good, mint, leather, smoke, raw shittake, porcini, hummus, mulch, palate is so elegant and juicy, still youthful, playful and deep, inner mouth aromas, concentrated and deep. Inner mouth aromas, structured. Confectionary midpalate. Grippy. — 3 days ago

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Winzerhof Thörle

Hölle Riesling 2016

Nose is mineral and green apple.

Palate is mineral, lemon pith and green apple. Some yummy kiss of richness.

More a Wine of elegance than the 15.

Bought from fass selections.
— 9 days ago

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Markus Heeb

Wolfer Goldgrube Kabinett Riesling 2016

Lyle Fass

I love this site. This is Vollenweider’s protege and vineyard manager. Stunning nose of lime zest, slate, lime flesh, green apple, and an airy slate like expression. Terrific. Stunningly juicy and delicate wine. So lithe and balanced. Perfect Kabi. So delicious. Can drink by the gallon. So pure. Very compact and also has a density but is so so elegant and compact as I said before. Wonderful. So refined. — 12 days ago

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Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg Spätlese Riesling 2015

This stuff is killer. Brown sugar and confectioners sugar, pears on the nose. Jackfruit, mango, whole lemons and spice on the palate. The spice blooms a bit - nutmeg and mace and even cayenne - on the finish, carried a long way. You could time it with a grandfather clock. I’ll be back soon with more. Minerals are good, modest in this wine but they’d probably be mind blowing in a less powerful riesling. Sweet/acid balance is perfect.

Day 2 is like I dumped day 1 in a fresh plastic decanter: swimming pool over all. I want a bottle of this to myself over the length of a party.
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— 11 days ago

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Chris Shultz

@Lyle Fass good eye. Delectable suggested. This shit is killer.
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Chris Shultz

@Severn Goodwin i saved about half for tonight. It was hard but I think it’ll be worth it!
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@Chris Shultz always better on day 2

Von Schubert

Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg Spätlese Riesling 2017

Notes of dried orange peel, apricot marmalade, mango sorbet, honeycomb, honeysuckle, cherry blossom, stargazer lily, and peonies; smooth, and rich mouthfeel with a long finish. Definitely on the sweeter side. But wonderfully paired with a spicy Thai coconut soup and I suspect a versatile option for a myriad of spice- or heat-oriented dishes. Also could pair well with a dessert such as meringue, fresh raspberries, and sorbet...Vintage 2017. ABV 7.5%.
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— 14 days ago

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Peter Lauer

Réserve Sekt Riesling 2016

Love. Pears, white peaches and some florals, medium body, well-proportioned acid, rounded out with a hint of bitterness. A ghost perception of sweetness, not sure if from a small dosage or just the brilliance of riesling.

A wonderful new expression of the grape for me... will be seeking several bottles of this out for aging.
— 3 days ago

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Weingut A.J. Adam

In der Sängerei Riesling 2015

Ron R

It’s easy going…Petrol on the nose, with a wisp of honey. Quite soft, yet crisp on the palate. David pointed out the sugar, and it’s evident. This would pair nicely with foie gras. Tasing white peach and lemons on the finish. Moderate acidity - drinking window is now. — 2 days ago

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Laith A

Love this Riesling... had it at Alinea in Chicago last year with one of our courses! Thought it was excellent! Cheers
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Yes, @Laith A. This was making itself small in our cellar. We have a few bottles left. Great with food or on its own.

Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben-Thanisch)

Berncasteler Doctor Eiswein Riesling 1975

Medium to dark gold. Sweet apricot nose with brown sugar and a little acetone. Nice mouth feel. Great finish to the evening. — 3 days ago

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