Rheinhessen, Germany

Weingut Schätzel

Niersteiner Hipping Riesling GG 2014

Nose has a hint of tropicality. Palate is screamingly mineral. Like tongue in a rock crusher mineral. Some grapefruit pith. Good acidity. Let’s see how this develops. Bought from fass selections. ... starting to get more density. A bit of citrus on the palate. Lovely dense mineral citrus finish. — 15 days ago

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St. Antony

Am Turm Blaufränkisch

An uplifting, aetheric nose full of crunchy dark cherry and damson plum, with a whiff of tobacco leaf and a touch of cedar wood. On the palate quite light, with juicy acidity and nicely polished, ripe tannins. Thankfully not spoiled by clumsy wood aging. Quite elegant yet highly drinkable & delightful.
V. nice discovery.
— 20 hours ago

Weingut Keller

S Rheinhessen Riesling 2015

Cuvée RR for Rhinehessen Riesling. This is barely off-dry, beautifully integrated with firm but not overbearing acidity offset by wonderful fruit - green apple, pear, lime, acacia and, emerging in the glass, a haunting level of pineapple. Long finish, just a lovely wine with food or by itself — 19 days ago

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Dr. Zenzen

Rheinhessen Gewürztraminer

Another new favourite wine, off dry again: Dr Zenzen Noblesse Gewurtztraminer. Rose smell, nice peach and honey favours, lovely finish.
Simple easy drinking. I'm enjoying it with a good book!
— 3 days ago

Weingut Keller

Abts E Westhofen Brunnenhäuschen Riesling 2015

Not as exalted as the others on the table.
Overbearing acidity, tight and nervous.
Probably just way too young for me.
— 11 days ago

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Becker Landgraf

J2 Gau-Odernheimer Spätburgunder 2016

Perhaps even a tad brighter and more fruit-focused than the lovely 2015. Florals, bing cherry, blood orange and rhubarb pie seem to be the hallmark aromatic expressions of this vineyard. There’s still the soy/beef jerky umami mid palate component although not as pronounced as the previous vintage. I would still stack this up against a mature Chambolle. Such a superb value. The ideal companion with poke salad and a fairly broad range of other Japanese flavors. — 20 days ago

Daniel, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Weingut Dr. Heyden

Oppenheimer Sackträger Auslese Riesling 1993

Deep gold; medium plus intensity aromas of pineapple, spiced pear, mango, orange juice, honey, honeysuckle; off dry, high acid, low alcohol, full bodied, medium plus intensity flavors of pineapple, orange juice, mango, overripe strawberry juice, dried apricot, honey, honeysuckle; long finish, concentrated flavors, intense botrytis flavors, outstanding — 6 days ago

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Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Mölsheim Riesling 2016

Lyle Fass

Wow. This wine is so great. I’ve had dozens of bottles at this point and it just performs! What a nose. Honeydew melon, honey, apricot, spice, mineral, limestone, ripe and juicy, so linear and clean. Complex and mineral and with staggering elegance and purity. Delicious and cerebral. So elegant. Make that finish a bit longer and add some complexity and you got a GG. A true baby GG. Young vines Hergott. — 19 days ago

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Smart cats drink Mölsheim.
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@Severn Goodwin dumb cats drink Blue Nun 😹

Weingut Keller

Kirchspiel Grosses Gewächs Riesling 2017

I made a big mistake with this wine. Opened it a day before the intended drinking time, but totally forgot about it, so it was left open in the fridge for 3 days. Usually I would say KP's wines would fare well even after that amount of oxygen intake, but my critical mistake was taking it cross-country on a flight after that 3 days. The result - a slightly oxidised Kirschpiel. Who would have thought that, given how tight this cuvee typically is when young. Anyway, lesson learnt. The structure was impressive though. Tasting notes for the taster glass I had when it was first opened was consistent with previous run ins - like drink liquid rock, cool, precise, concentrated, only hints of exotic ripeness, lengthy. Playing favourites, and rating it based on this 😉 — 24 days ago

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Shit happens unfortunately...


Westhofener Trocken Riesling 2017

Energisk syra med gula plommon och godisaprikoser i munnen. Halvlång finish med mer gul frukt och lite bivax. Det som saknas i komplexitet kompenseras väl för med fräschör. Bara att dricka ungt och njuta. — 3 days ago

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