Mittelrhein, Germany

Toni Jost

Bacharacher Hahn Spätlese Riesling 2015

So good! Honeysuckle and cooked peaches , little bit of residual sugar that pairs so well with spicy Indian food. Some straw and herbal notes, and maybe a little slate. — 12 hours ago

Koehler-Ruprecht

Kabinett trocken Pinot Noir 2015

I have never really taken the time to explore the wines of Germany. In fact, I have more experience drinking the wines further to the south, in Austria. I have no proper excuse other than to say that I have been distracted by other regions. Bottles like this are making that excuse harder to accept. This was flat out awesome. Koehler-Ruprecht is a very traditional producer that practices a very strict, non-interventionist approach. No irrigation. No fertilizer. No herbicides. No enzymes. Nothing added or subtracted from the wine save for minuscule amounts of sulphur post fermentation and prior to bottling. This Pinot Noir is gorgeous, in a slightly more rustic sense. The appearance is a touch cloudy but far from murky. There’s a fresh, beautiful, lifted perfume of crushed strawberries, cranberries and ferrous minerals. Some stone, flowers and dust too. The palate is bright and racy with predominately red fruits and minerals. Fine tannins. The acid provides a long finish that forces a smile. There is some real vigor in this! A truly compelling wine. If I don’t make a better effort to spend the time exploring the great wine producers in Germany, well then, shame on me. — 6 days ago

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Joh. Jos. Prüm

Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Riesling 2001

Lyle Fass
9.8

Perfect. Just perfect. Even young! Nose has fresh and baked apple. Huge mineral. Smells like spring. Hint of mint. Loads of slate. So delicate and layered. Just perfect. Such a racy palate. So clean and crisp. Juicy and opulent but with so much acidity and finesse. Truly profound. So long. So delicate. Truly fine. Needed this. — 4 days ago

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A badass bottle 👌
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Holy Moly! What a treat

Matthias Müller

Bopparder Hamm Feuerlay Spätlese MM Riesling 2015

Golden nectar. Smooth petrol in the nose, hints of mango and pine. Sweet tropical fruits with the bitters of over ripe pineapple. Sweets are nicely balanced by the fresh ciric acids. — a month ago

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Martin Müllen

Kröver Letterlay Beerenauslese Riesling

Muthafucka

1/3 century anniversary wine

Nose is gods apricot perfume. An echo of botrytus. Like apricot flower.

Palate is apricot silk. Liquid pleasure. Sick. Perfect balance. Texture is just enough to announce itself. Not gloopy. Such perfect acidic balance.

A last whiff on earth candidate. If you have money you need to own this. You need to own a lot of this. It’s perfect.

Bought from fass selections.
— 7 hours ago

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Weingut Leon Gold

Spätburgunder Wanne 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

What a wine. Best one get. Dynamite nose of mid to late season red and black cherries. Floral, cocoa dust. Huge stoney minerality. Palate is dazzlingly fresh and so so pure. Amazing texture and sweet fruit with super tiny berry intensity and awesome juiciness. Dazzling wine. So so fresh and flavorful with unreal depth. What a wine. Terrific inner mouth aromas. — 22 days ago

Neil, Severn and 6 others liked this

Enderle & Moll

Liaison Pinot Noir 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

Mesmerizing nose. Alluring spice and florals, pine resin, so aromatic and delicate. So fine. So E and M. Palate is silky, sweet and structured with lovely freshness and a nimbleness about it. Earthy sweetness throughout and lovely purity. Long and meandering. Wonderful. Sappy, long and sweet. — 3 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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@Nate Miles ive had no issues with liaison. Last bottle was 2018 and you can see my note here. Did not get the GC’s as they were allocated. Didn’t notice any 14 notes that were off on delectable.
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I don’t post bad reviews - I get the vibe many practice this. I’m just really curious. My initial experience here was positive, and they obviously have a following, but the last 6-8 bottles I’ve opened were...challenging.
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@Nate Miles Agree, I generally don't post negative leaning reviews, unless my notes are sequentially consistent. For the '14 E& M stuff, I haven't touched them for a couple years, but prior experiences were grand. Have you had newer vintages and confirmed similar notes?

Max Geitlinger

Spätburgunder 2015

From Lyle Fass Selections. Quite sweet Pinot Fruit Ready to drink. Initially not that interesting. After left to air for 24 hours. Ripe cherries 🍒 the wine has mellowed out. No oxidation. Reminds me of a great Oregon Pinot. Hint of Orange blossoms. Spicy. Plum. 2015 was a warm vintage. A world class Wine. — 10 days ago

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Nice. Great stuff.

Weingut Abraham

Upupa Rot Rosslauf Red Blend 2016

A slightly more modern yet highly authentic interpretation of Vernatsch. Cool & fresh with ripe plums, with some plum jam, a bit of damp earth & undergrowth, some graphite.
Nicely drawn, this is featherlight yet focused & precise, with pure, juicy fruit, good acidity and present tannins - quite light yet with grip. The aging in (large wood) fills the mid palate nicely. This is why I love Vernatsch!
Old vines, 5% Pinot noir, organic.
— 12 days ago

Weingut Josef Walter

"J" Centgrafenberg Trocken Spätburgunder 2007

Lyle Fass
9.3

Awesome nose. Ash, bunt tree bark, ripe and secondary berry fruit. Floral. Dampen and dried leaves, so feral, loads of earthy sweetness. So good. Juicy, elegant and structured with wonderful purity as freshness. Even a bit tight and coiled up. Needs 45 minutes to an hour. — 3 days ago

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