super minerals and searing acid - benefitted a great deal from an hour open. pretty red fruit, mainly pomegranate, a touch of dried leaf, backside has a metallic halo (blood? holy water?), teensy bit of orange rind, a lavish salt-wash, something almost bodily, primal, and with a color reminiscent of fresh red beet juice and deep pink peony petals it comes awfully close to breathtaking at times.... — 2 months ago
2017 is one of the finest whites I have ever enjoyed — 2 months ago
Markus’ first ever Auslese and wow this is like the R.E.M Murmur of debut Auslesen. Amazing lime zest intensity and massive aromas of slate. Also lime flesh. So clean, clear and ethereal. The slate aromas are some of the cleanest and purest I’ve ever smelled. 2019 in the Mosel is about the sweet wines. Best since 2001 and likely even better. Nose has peach, apricot, key lime pie and so much more. New nuance after new nuance keeps developing. Wait till you all see the price! Also a white pepper, foie gras element develops after time. This is 9.6 nose. Easy. A hint of the clearest botrytis one can imagine. What a palate. Incisive and impossibly complex. So deep, so tense and nervous and truly savory and sweet on the palate. Amazing acidity and length. So clean, pure and balanced. Truly a take your breath away Auslese. It is so filigreed and finesse driven and has a succulence one finds only in the best Auslesen. Drink now through 2050. Brilliant wine. This is a barrel sample. I bet my score goes up in bottle.
After air this gets more honeyed on the nose with even more screaming slate. It’s just so Mosel. But the gamey foie gras character also increases a bit. Man is this killer. Palate gains more lime tension, apparent acid and structure now. Finishes dry and mineral. Great Auslese needs to have elements that overall give a dry impression yet has obvious and apparent sweetness. That back and forth is very necessary for great Auslese. This comes across as dry and sweet at the same time. — 2 months ago
Beautiful. Got me out of retirement. Reminds me of Schäfer-Fröhlich. Deep green apple 🍏 hint of white peach on the nose. Pretty herbal for a Riesling. The stuffing is there. Way to young right now. This needs at least for years.
So trust me on this just keep it. — 2 months ago
Clean, minerals, refreshing, winner! $22 for the bottle at Blanchard’s. ￼ — a month ago