With >200 yrs of family history in Rheingau, this producer naturally grows mostly Riesling, but this PN is stunning. Medium-deep ruby brick color; nose of red and blue small ripe fruits, pronounced spiciness, and new oak but in amounts best described by the Swedish word ”lagom” (just enough); low alcohol but with a respectable structure from acids and small tannins, mouthfilling and a long finish where violets, mint, strawberries, and herbs linger. — 10 months ago
Served with the Vinloq System
👀Dark yellow golden honey. Unfiltered
👃Sour citrus, wax, savory herbs with tea & mint
👅Honeyed, candied stone fruit. Ripe apples. Very herbal with pronounced acidity. Salty. The finish is dry, long, & delicious
So interesting. So expressive. Superb clarity. Singular flavor profile likely due to botrytis and long elevage. Just…wow
The remaining wine was Slow Decanted with Vinloq & refrigeration
Sampled this on 2 more occasions
👃Bold, distinctive & precise
👅Probably would not guess riesling in a blind tasting. Tea, cognac & sherry all make appearances. Bruised/ripe apple is only perceived sweetness
Virtually unchanged in 15 days. Feels very sturdy. Probably would be an interesting wine to cellar.
Jakob Tennstedt is a new winemaker in the Mosel. He biodynamically farms 50-100 year old vines he restored on steep blue slate terraces. This wine was so laborius to make that he will not do it again. I am glad I was able to try it this time and it gives me motivation to try his other wines🥂
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Starts quite smokey and closed, after some time opens up with exotic fruit and a touch of caramel sweetness.
But once all this blows over the Riesling purity & brilliance shines through.
Ripe lime, white peach, a hint of honey - yet still very cool & puristic, Rocky & mineral.
On the palate starts off with shy white fruit but the steely, cool, fresh acidity kicks in expands endlessly. This has great depth, and amazing purity. length too!
There’s just a touch of fruit, a hint of oak, but this all just lets the mineral purity shine.
This is complex and quite serious, but also so drinkable. — 10 months ago
Cool, crisp, oozing with slatey, steely minerality. Ripe lemons, limes, underripe mango, a touch of star fruit.
On the palate this is pure energy, zippy acidity, salty minerality, so pure & focused. Yet there’s a hint of creaminess on the palate, adding a velvety touch to the Rheingau austerity. Delicious stuff!
This is so good!!
And so drinkable this young, while the GG wait for their time. — 8 months ago