Rheinhessen, Germany

Winzerhof Thörle

Probstey Spätburgunder 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Out of the gates this nose soars over 16. Woodsmoke, high toned mid season cherries, spice and huge minerality, such an awesome perfume. Enveloping and wafting. Smokey as well. Palate is intense and so sweet with lovely freshness and mega red cherries and with some serious tiny berry fruit intensity. So velvety and just amazing palate presence. So deep, so much fruit and wonderful velvety tannins. Killer. So so long. Tasted twice since January and consistent notes. Brilliant wine. So much energy and freshness. What a finish teeming with minerals and lovely sweet cherry fruit. Awesome texture. — 3 days ago

Josh, Julien and 8 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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17 will be powerful!

Weingut Schätzel

Schätzel Niersteiner Riesling Spätlese 2016

Lyle Fass
9.5

Racy Spatlese 101. Wow. What a brilliant nose. Gorgeous minerals, pineapple cream, apricot, peach nectar, so so decadent but clean as a whistle and never too much. Palate is hauntingly elegant with terrific concentration and citric power. Incredible depth, but also light and persistent. Terrific wine. The elegance has shockingly vivid fruits put this over the top. — 15 days ago

Severn, LM and 3 others liked this

Kühling-Gillot

Qvinterra trocken Riesling 2018

Aromatic, mineral, spicy with ripe, honeyed apricots plus a fistful of dried, salty herbs. Precise & pure in the palate with brilliant, juicy acidity, just the right amount of fruit and beautiful minerality.
Brilliant stuff for 12€. Unbeatable price/quality ratio.
— 2 hours ago

Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Kirchenstück Riesling 2017

When I am not home to choose which wines to open, the corks start flying. This btl shouldn't have been opened yet, since it just arrived earlier this week, but oh well. On the nose, lovely salinity, sour lychee, and peach. On the palate, fantastic acidity, excellent density, but somehow not harmonious...loads of wet stone minerality and nice salinity, but missing something. I'm going to give this the benefit of the doubt and call it bottle shock. — 12 days ago

Keith, Severn and 6 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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Not shock. 17’s brutally closed. Don’t open any more.
Aravind Asok

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@Lyle Fass maybe you can figure a system to help my wife and Father-in-Law to remember what to open when I'm not there. They just grab :)
Lyle Fass

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@Aravind Asok tiny electric shocks on bottles $35 or up.

Weingut Bischel

GG Scharlachberg Riesling 2018

Clean, clear and bright. Lemon zest, soft spices in the background, lovely acidic frame. Some piquancy in the finish.
Quite happy with this trouvaille.
— 11 days ago

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Gunderloch

Nackenheim Rothenberg Spätlese Riesling 2002

So fresh, the fruit is just bursting out of this 18-year old Riesling, despite its age. This wine does have a weight to it that some will not like. Fresh fruit nose and palette of peach and tropical fruit. This Riesling is very complex in flavor, but not for the faint-hearted who want just a light and crisp wine. — 6 days ago

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Weingut Keller

Bürgel Spätburgunder 2015

I love KPs pinots, they can compete with some of the lighter cote de beaune’s, more minerality and more salinity and a fresher more floral nose. — 2 days ago

Rob, Brecht and 1 other liked this

Winzerhof Thörle

Probstey Riesling 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

Awesome nose. So complex. Loads of limestone, lemon, lemon candy, minerals galore, palate is so so juicy and zesty with intense acids and lovely lemony citrus fruit. High acid and terrific length. Huge depth and concentration and sleek texture. Awesome richness yet so racy. Lemony citrusy fruit on the finish. Saline as fuck. Love this. — 14 days ago

Severn, Erik and 7 others liked this

Gunderloch

Nackenheim Rothenberg Beerenauslese Riesling 2001

could use a bit more acidity but lovely balance and apricot flavors. — 6 days ago

Diane, Web and 1 other liked this

J & HA Strub

Pettenthal Rheinhessen Sauvignon Blanc

Sehr gerade, steht noch wie eine Eins, Biodynamik die man schmeckt — 12 days ago

Don, Aerml and 1 other liked this