Mosel, Germany

Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling 2016

Scharzhofberger is one of the most famous vineyard sites in all of Germany. This south-facing site is situated at an elevation of 180-280 meters with vines planted on very steep slopes with mineral rich soils formed from grey devonian slate. These characteristics are reflected beautifully in the wine, as the 2016 Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling displays an incredible combination minerality and brightness. This continues to dazzle as it shows incredible purity and elegance, with captivating aromatics of sliced apples, lime, orange zest, white florals and crushed slate nuances which all come together beautifully in the glass. This is every bit as impressive on the palate as it shows remarkable focus and precision with outstanding overall balance as it leads up to the succulent, mouth watering finish. While the 2016 is absolutely sublime today, it should also have a brilliant future ahead and continue to drink beautifully for years to come. — 5 days ago

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Joh. Jos. Prüm

Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Riesling 2017

Unfortunately way, way too young. Would like to try this again in 5 and 10 years. At this point mostly primary aromas, but there is such elegance and finesse there. — 7 days ago

David, Shay and 7 others liked this

Weingut Eduard Kroth

Briedeler Weißerberg Riesling trocken 2018

Small family run winery run by the Kroth’s since 1503! Met 19th generation winemaker Bartho Kroth last week, very cool! — 5 days ago

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Julian Haart

HaartRiesling 2018

Like the Keller Von der Fels, we've got a GG-killer over here. According to Pinard de Picard, this is the second most sought after Riesling in Germany, after the VdF of course, and I can definitely see why. It's intense and concentrated, yet super fine. Aromas of tangerine, lemon drops, white flowers, smoke, wet stones, and nutmeg. The palate's a little more forgiving than previous encounters with Julian's wines. Nice fruit richness, but don't get me wrong, the acidity's still the trademark enamel-stripping kind. Really enjoyed this wine, but the best thing is it's price. Such great value! — 3 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, I have some Julian bottles at a few to several years older than this, good stuff. Also some late 2000's Reinhold Haart in hiding. (I don't believe there is a family relationship between the two, but not sure.)
Aaron Tan

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@Severn Goodwin Don't think there's any relation. Should be seeing Julian soon, so will ask 😉 But Haart's a pretty common surname in the Mosel. I admit Julian's wines are not the easiest wines to drink when young, but you could say the same of Hofgut Falkenstein - both so good if you can take the acid cut 😂😂😂
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@Aaron Tan I prefer patience, it keeps the enamel on my teeth. 😁

Dr. Loosen

Erdener Prälat Großes Gewächs Alte Reben Riesling 2003

Took this a while to open up, but when it did a lovely cascade of sweet apple and orchard with a hint of cider bitterness at the end — 6 days ago

Mike, Ron and 3 others liked this

Joh. Jos. Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Eiswein Auslese 1975

Tasted blind. Dark gold. Amazing perfume. Sweet, sharp, apricot, waxy bean, spice and honey. Rich in the mouth. Palate coating. Light acidity, short finish. Guessed 70s German. This was another rare treat from our host tonight. — 13 days ago

Tom, Shay and 8 others liked this

Von Schubert

Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg Kabinett Riesling 2018

It's ridiculous how Grünhäus can always pack so much flavour in a wine, yet have it remain so light. Power of terrior if you ask me. Smoky, floral, yellow stone fruits, citrus zing, herbs, just pure electricity in the mouth. Long and fine finish. Another exemplary kabi from this legendary estate! — 3 days ago

P, Keith and 17 others liked this

Julian Haart

Goldtröpfchen Kabinett Riesling 2018

This is a winner. Off dry, but hits that sweet spot between sweet fruit, mineral and acidity so beautifully. What a pleasant surprise! — a day ago

Steve, Neil and 10 others liked this

Später-Veit

No. 1 Spätburgunder 2010

Fragrant and delicate, this is still surprisingly fresh for a 9 year old PN this light. Cherry juice, powdery high-toned rock dust, and a sweet hickory note on the nose. It’s leaner and drier in the mouth than the nose would suggest, but was excellent with my Chicken Dijon tonight. — 12 days ago

Severn, Ira and 9 others liked this

Peter Lauer

Kupp Faß 18 Großes Gewächs Riesling 2017

Too soon to be drinking this, but already beautiful. Perfectly balanced. acidity and mineral. ⚡️ — a day ago

Eric, Raul and 16 others liked this