Mosel, Germany

Später-Veit

No. 1 Spätburgunder 2010

The evening theme is Pinot Noir from unexpected areas.
A red Mosel, Piesporter Falkenberg specifically.

Nose has white peppered ripe cherry, pink rose, violets, vine bark and wet slate.

Palate has ripe strawberry/cherry mashed onto slate slabs, great (medium) acidity, minor tannins, so balanced and amazing.

I believe that 2010 is the current release as of my notes (2019), but this Chambolle-like Spätburgunder likely has 10 years easily ahead. This is a great bottle, never would have guessed Mosel, ever.

Decanted ~4hrs.
— a day ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Will you visit at some point? The wine tasting in Germany is amazing.
Severn Goodwin

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Yes, Germany is on the short list, but hoping to do Burgundy again in May 2020, TBD still. Germany could be a couple years out.

Weingut A.J. Adam

Dhroner Hofberg Auslese* Riesling 2011

Golden color, Petrol nose, sticky, tropical fruits as pineapple, honey melon, lime zest for the balance. Paired with paté de foie gras (canard) great combi. — 9 days ago

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Adolph Mueller

Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett Riesling 1982

A great, nicely aged Riesling from Mosel. Bold and smooth with high acidity, still.

Nicely balanced with citrus, lime juice, green apples, minerals, spices, herbs, orange peel and sea salt.

Buttery and off dry, with a long finish. Very easy to drink.

This 37 year old is drinking so nicely now, and I don't think this was expensive back then. So nice to see how this evolved into a wonderful wine with time.

I paired it with a dish of spicy Tuna Tartare.

10% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 18 days ago

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Wow! It’s still only about US$15 in stores today. Great find!
Tyler Martinelli

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So cool!!!!!

Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Huhnerberg Spätlese Mosel Riesling * 2016

Lyle Fass
9.6

Zowie Batman, this is always one of the top Spatlese of the vintage in the Mosel and this 2016 is epic. Stunning nose of peaches, apricots and Hühnerberg spices. Insane slate perfume. Just out of control. Palate has tons of sweet peaches and peach juice with epic juiciness and even a honeyed element but so precise and straight as an arrow. So long and obviously young but what a spectacular Spatlese. — 6 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Lyle Fass That is magic in a bottle like I have never experienced elsewhere!
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@Severn Goodwin agreed. Amazing today. Can’t wait for tomorrow. So elegant today and way more texture. Next bottle try and drink a bit warmer than normal. More complexity.

Hofgut Falkenstein

Krettnacher Euchariusberg Kabinett Riesling 2016

Tonight I have opened the 2016 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett. This is from the Mosel/Saar region of Germany with Alc. 8.5% vol.

On the nose there is apple, peach, pear, lime, petroleum, slate, steel and citrus blossom.

On the palate there is mango, green apple, white peach, wet slate, petroleum and a good minerality.

The wine is delicious and light to medium bodied with a racy medium to medium + acidity that leads into a medium + to long fruit filled finish. You can drink this all day long and it would be gone before you knew it. Please stay safe and enjoy your weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 15 days ago

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Selbach-Oster

Graacher Domprobst Spätlese Riesling 2007

Medium lemon color with pronounced, developing aromas of petrol, wet stone, blossom, lemon, lime and toast. Medium dry, high acidity, low alcohol, medium body. intense flavors of nectarines, wet stone, flint, blossom, petrol, peach, marmalade and toast. Long finish and outstanding quality. Drink now but has the potential for further aging. A dazzling example of a mature riesling with a still great future ahead. — 17 days ago

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Später-Veit

Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese Reserve 2015

Lyle Fass
9.1

What a great wine. But the nose is a bit closed upon opening. Slate, pineapple, citrus, peach, blood orange, super pure and clean, lovely nuance and subtlety. Juicy and super closed on the palate. Will come back to this. It’s all there but very closed. — 2 days ago

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Joh. Jos. Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese Riesling 1979

Orange gold in the decanter. Heavy in the glass. Sweet nose. Notes of sweet apricot, stone, some petrol. Rich and glycerol heavy. But lacking structure and acidity. Stayed at the same level for 5+ hours. Lots of fruit, really nice nose but lacking the zing you want. — 9 days ago

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Materne & Schmitt

Winninger Hamm Riesling 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

Gorgeous nose of herbs, citrus, lemon, grapefruit, slate infused minerality. Lovely yellow fruits. Palate is ripe and tense with lovely mineral purity and freshness. Good texture and lovely grapefruit fruit. Nice acid spine and hint of the lower mosel creaminess but superbly mineral and wonderfully dry. Love this. — 16 days ago

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Weingut Clemens

Ohligsberg Riesling Spätlese 2015

Lyle Fass
9.3

Great wine. Too bad I’m not working with him anymore but his wines did not fit sadly. There is too much great wine in Germany. A dilemma. Glorious nose of slate, pear, apple, some vulcanized rubber, very clean and pure. Palate is crystal clean with dazzling purity and freshness. So deep and so textured. Clean as a whistle. Really juicy and loads of acid. Complex as all can be. Wow. Really gorgeous. — 17 days ago

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