Mosel, Germany

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Mosel Riesling 2020

Pale white, excellent clarity. Floral, pineapple notes in nose, good acidity, peach, lemon and lemon peel flavors with bright mineral finish. Simple but well made, and delightfully dry. Paired well with sweet onion and roasted potato focaccia with a side of Chinese cucumber salad with sesame seeds, black vinegar and fresh green onions and quick wok-fried raw peanuts. It’s springtime, folks! And after 24 hours, the peach and lime flavors amp up in intensity and expressive. Open in advance a bit. — 4 days ago

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Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling 2020

Delectable Wine
9.3

The “regular” 2020 Riesling Scharzhofberger Kabinett (bearing A.P. #3) leads with quince and peach accented by mint, cress, ginger and lemon, setting up an overall impression of coolness, but also of brightness, with stimulating cut and pungency analogous to that of the corresponding Braune Kupp. In the background is a greenhouse-like amalgam of flowers and foliage. The phenolic concentration here belies a vintage with relatively generous yields even as the efficacious acidity and levity defy preconceptions concerning a year marked by summer heat and drought. The multifaceted finish, transparent to wet stone underpinnings, is tongue-tinglingly vibrant. Here is a Riesling Kabinett to really grab and hold your attention even as it delivers consummate refreshment and a bit of thought-provoking intrigue to accompany its entertainment value. (David Schildknecht, Vinous, May 2022)
— 4 days ago

Peter Lauer

Kupp Faß 8 Kabinett Riesling 2020

Green apple, papaya, crushed granite, sweet ripping acidity. — 3 days ago

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Später-Veit

π Trocken Red Blend 2015

Lyle Fass
9.2

Aging these entry level Spater-Veits is very rewarding. What a nose. Smells like a 1er Cru. Wow. Super fragrant. So floral. Gorgeous cherries. Really refined aromas. Just so pretty. Palate is sweet, elegant and juicy. Tangy with mid to early season cherries. Elegant sweet and ripe tannins on the lithe side. Really just a spectacular showing for a wine I sold for less than $20. Remarkable. — 5 days ago

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Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben

Ürziger Würzgarten Eiswein Riesling 1993

Tasted blind. Dark gold color. Heavy like motor oil in the glass. Sweet nose. Notes of apricot and spice. High-pitched, more so than a Sauternes. Guessed 70's German. — 10 days ago

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Später-Veit

Trocken Pinot Noir 2017

Glowing red, spectrums you can see right through like diluted cranberry juice. Clear but not weak. Nothing insipid, that is, even at 11.5% ABV. Aromas of spiced cherry cinnamon, freshly stripped cedar, and red roses. Bright and acidic in the mouth. Stern like the Germans do, but in brighter shades. — 16 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Such a gem

Egon Müller

Scharzhof Riesling 2020

Delectable Wine
8.9

Apple seed and apple wood accents lend decisive counterpoint on both nose and palate to the 2020 Riesling Scharzhof’s dominant, crunchy apple and zesty lemon fruit. Suggestions of apple blossom hover throughout. The feel is firm, and the lingering finish offers refreshment as well as stimulating cut and piquancy. (The source vineyards for this large cuvée are once again largely Saarburger Rausch, Wiltinger Braunfels and Oberemmeler Rosenberg.) (David Schildknecht, Vinous, May 2022)
— 4 days ago

Wolfram Stempel

MHT19 Riesling

Rather amazingly, Wolfram Stempel only began making Mosel riesling in 2017. He is non-traditional in some aspects of his technique

DAY1
Served with the Vinloq System
👃Fruits, minerals, herbs, matchsticks & petrol
👅Citrus, nitrates like canned meats with a salty mineral finish. Savory & interesting. Unique for 🇩🇪 riesling. Not quite precise yet

Remaining wine refrigerated under Vinloq preservation

DAY24
There is a lot going on with this wine. Nitrates, salty, citrus, mint, minerality. Savory for sure. Silky texture

My first Wolfram Stempel wine. Clearly riesling but unique. Very enjoyable & impressively crafted

More cohesive on DAY24 after “slow decanting”with Vinloq.
Time will be kind to this wine. I believe it will only improve with bottle age👍

Full note on Instagram @ “Vinloq.notes”
— 14 days ago

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Daniel Bloom

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@Brent Young 24! We sure are patient.
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@Daniel Bloom 😁 Actually I didn’t mean to wait 24 days to finish this. I lost track of it as I always have multiple bottles slow decanting simultaneously. Every wine is different and many wines will not last this long. This one did and it improved 🥂

Carl Loewen

Maximin Herrenberg GG Riesling 2017

Glowing liquid gold. No doubt, my favorite shade of riesling. We're in for some expression, maybe even a smile. Smells like can of Sprite and sticky Valencia orange slices, beads of juice crawling down your palms. Tastes like starfruit and lime-aid sherbert, bitter grapefruit, thyme, and honey. Pinnacle acid and mouth coating viscosity. Long as the summer sun. — 16 days ago

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Hofgut Falkenstein

Niedermenninger Herrenberg Trocken Red Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

Toasty, sweaty and smoked meat notes vie with dried cherry and red currant for aromatic attention on the nose of the 2019 Red Wine Niedermenniger Herrenberg trocken. The palate perpetuates those impressions with an alluringly silky feel allied to just enough juiciness. Rose hip, cherry pit, black tea and black pepper lend complexity to an impressively sustained finish. (For why this 100% Pinot Noir is labeled simply, in English, “Red Wine,” consult my review of the corresponding 2017.) (David Schildknecht, Vinous, May 2022)
— 4 days ago