In poetic prose, Terry Thiese’s review says nothing beyond this wine being “deeper than terroir.” Not a tangible note or descriptor. Indeed, it is so layered, multidimensional, constantly in motion with intersections of aromas, flavors, textures, and tone. Perhaps the best we can do is capture a snapshot of this spectacular Riesling Auslese in motion.
It’s beautifully expressive and exceedingly generous. A pale hay color and more reserved aromatically compared to the explosive flavor profile. Nose of spiced pineapple, bruised apple, and smokey fumey petrol. Full bodied, well balanced high acid that loses battle to dark buckwheat honeyed notes.
The finish lasts forever. Not satisfying. Not even a little bit. — 2 days ago
An infant for certain but you have to have one bottle of the latest vintage...
This is maybe the best young Lauer I’ve had. Not tried any of his other 17ers so not sure if it’s the vintage. But this is brilliant wine. So exotic, spiced and stony. It took three full days to start singing. But what a wine and what it will be at 10 yrs old! — 15 days ago
From a site within Goldtropfchen this is an absolute stunner. 2017 sweet wines are 🔥🔥. Huge nose of apricot, minerals, sweet peaches, vulcanized rubber but in that Mosel way. So good. Amazing balance and richness. Like pink grapefruit with sugar on top and then a whiplash acidity, minerality and salinity. My god this is good. So clean and nimble while being intense and rich. The Mosel ballet. Finishes bone fry. Stunning wine. Coming to an inbox near you. — 4 days ago
This is wild. Incredibly deep fruit with a beautifully bracing acidity. Pure fruit with all kinds of succulent detail- yellow flowers, peaches, slate, salt and white pepper. Big fruit but above all a searing intensity matched with a similar acidic structure. This has soaring flavor. We’ve had some great wines tonight but this stands on the shoulders of others- what an incredible intensity of flavor and sooo lifted. Exceptional. — 13 days ago
Beautiful nose. Floral, slate, minerals, hint of apricot and peach, palate is to die for, elegant and textured with incredibly focused fruit. More like fruit skin but so precise. Apricot and peach. Terrific freshness, balance and minerality. Delicate mineral finish. Lovely wine. Huge complexity on the finish. A true feinherb in that the sugar only adds a textural element. — 4 days ago
A.J. Adam is on my top five of favorite producers of my favorite white grape. I adore all styles of Riesling, and while it happens that I may drink more Kabinett than anything, I like to juxtapose with drier styles whenever I can find good bottlings.
This is my first time trying the pale gold Trocken of the heralded Hofberg vineyard, some of the steepest dirt anywhere grapes grow on the planet. The 2015 was a warmer vintage and this one is less austere and steely than in previous cooler years. It has burnt matchstick, honey, lime blossom, and wet slate. It’s full bodied with striking acid and a powerhouse of flavors. Fumey petrol, grapefruit pith, and salty lime.
Citrus driven as cool smokey elements waft in the background. — 12 days ago