@delectable Felsenberg riesling SPATLESE There is an auslese as well.
Nose is initially lychee. Then turns clean tropical. Palate is amazing. Clean tropical with great minerality. So fresh. Crunchy. Much less heavy than most Nahe dessert wines. Or even most mosel ones other than say muellen. Almost the freshness of a Feinberg crossed with the density of a spatlese. Very different. Having with 7 year old red cow Parmesan. Geek balling. ;-). — 8 days ago
Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee, hosted by @Jeff Meyer , was so educational with fantastic German & Austrian wines. 1 sparkler, 5 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert wine. All served blind as usual.
This was my runner up for red of the day. Looked like Sonoma pinot based on color. Sweetened and candied black cherry aromatics with even some sandalwood, but very herbal and earthy on the palate. Spiced red fruits and bitter root. I called this Spätburgunder. — 20 days ago
Huge and expressive nose. So mineral. Some sponti, apricot, complex earthiness, so fine, so stanky, great. Palate is elegant and ripe with complex juiciness and good depth. Lemony fruit and real good length. Showing very well. Terrific wine. Really needed 4-5 years. — an hour ago
Surprisingly well liked at a reasonable pricepoint. Nice sipping dessert wine among casual friends. It’s a nice option to satisfy those who also like sweet wines if there are those among the group. — 2 days ago
Pale lemon color with medium+ intensity aromas of floral, stone and citrus fruits with biscuit notes. On the palate this dry wine shows flavors of peach, ripe apple, lemon, apricot, melon with wet stone mineral. Vivid acidity with great mouthfeel on medium+ finish. Very good drink now for optimal freshness. Tasting Sample. — 5 days ago
Ah! The prima ballerina of Rheinhessen. The precise footwork, elegant gait, and undeniable presence. Usually, she takes centre stage, but tonight, the king of Nierstein has decided to make a forceful announcement during her grand performance - "I will dance instead, and you will love it!" :)
We thought that drinking the 17' Hipping first was a good idea. In hindsight, I'm not even sure why, especially given how the Abtserde was totally eclipsed by it. Nevertheless, the 14' Abtserde was still a great expression of riesling
For me, Absterde is usually the most filigreed and electric of KP's vineyards, but this time, it was showing a more breadth than the typically weightier Hipping. Very powerful with exotic fruits dominating, set on a backdrop of herbs and spice. Concentrated, but in the same vein as the 17' Hipping - new KP in my eyes. I can see why some would prefer KP's older vintages compared to this, which are seemingly more extracted. There's a mineral drive and acidity which really dances on the palate. Admittedly, this finishes a touch hot but nothing to detract from the sheer energy of this wine. It needs time to bring it more balance and finesse I feel. — 9 days ago
There's a beautiful lightness to the wines of the Ruwer Valley. When I say this, I guess I am mostly refering to the two legendary producers in the area - Grunhaus and Karthauserhof. Whether this has to do with terrior or winemaking decision, I don't know. Regardless, it is this trademark lightness that keeps me coming back and it's no different here.
The 2016 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhof Riesling Spätlese Nr. 24 Auction is a very fine. From magnum. Light-footed and juicy, super aromatic, leads with ripe stone fruits and pears, complemented by spicy tones of anise and licorice. If I had to nit-pick, it would be that I expected the wine to be a little saltier. Still, it's delightfully complex and scarily drinkable. — 9 days ago
Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Blind as usual.
Quite mineral/wet rock driven on the palate, but the nose had the smallest touch of sweetness (like faint lychee), alongside nice acidity. Some of the sweetness reappeared on the finish. Definitely dry in style. Zero petrol. I called this dry German Riesling. — 6 days ago