Zeltinger Schlossberg Schmitt Auslese Riesling 2016

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

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Dawn Emory

Dawn Emory

@Ely Cohn I want! Sounds amazing!
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

Thanks @Dawn Emory ! It clocks in at less than 8% abv so there is a good amount of residual sugar but it’s freakin delicious!

Weingut Grans-Fassian

Schiefer Trocken Riesling 2016

Very good entry level wine from this estate. Trocken, with slightly sweet and zesty lemon and mineral in the aftertaste. Time to pour another glass! — 8 days ago

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Peter Lauer

Neuenberg VDP Grosse Lage Riesling

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

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Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Spätlese "Jupp" Riesling 2017

Lyle Fass

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

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Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger feine Auslese Riesling 2001

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

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Damn! Nice
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@Conrad Green I can only imagine what the rest of the 2001 line up is like.
Barb Wild

Barb Wild

A brilliant vineyard of very high reputation too!!! Well done.


Steffensberg Mosel Riesling 2017

Should have waited for a couple years for this to open a touch, but this was still nice. — 5 days ago

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Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Spätlese Riesling Feinherb 2017

Lyle Fass

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

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Weingut A.J. Adam

Hofberg Trocken Riesling 2015

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

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Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein

Schieferterrassen Riesling 2013

Very enjoyable
Only one dimensional though
The spectrum of the scents didn't move much from the fruits
— 3 days ago

John, Mike and 7 others liked this

Weingut Karl Haubs - Barzen Erben

Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett Riesling 1998

Oh my goodness - candied apricot, grilled peach, cookie dough and cardamom with white pepper. — 7 days ago

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