Admittedly not the best showing of the 17' Abtserde, although still delicious. I suspect I may have hurt it somewhere along the line. Incredibly tight when first opened, so I left it to air in the bottle for the next couple of hours (3-4 hours?). Developed a slightly honeyed note in the back palate when I came back to it. Not like it was bad, but it's not something I would attribute to riesling this young, especially from KP. The nose flourished though - very floral with ripe citrus notes, fresh herbs, and earthy rocks (reminiscent of the vineyard itself). The palate was powerful and incredibly saline. Huge extract, balanced by KP's typical precision. I felt the finish was marred by the honeyed note, although still long. Left a little bit in the bottle to try the next day - fruit notes gone by then, replaced by waxy and overwhelmingly saline notes. Good wine, but could be better. — 10 days ago
Lime and rocks on the nose. Battery acid and citrus zest on the palate. A bit unforgiving now... will revisit in a year. — 7 days ago
Gorgeous wine. Insane nose. Honeyed. Apricot. Insane depth to the aromas. Spice. Some floral elements. So pretty and deep. Palate is a bit tight now as compared to a recent 2018. Seems closed but it’s all there on the lingering honeyed finish. Balanced, pure and complex. Amazing purity. Needs 3-4 years I think. — 19 days ago
A powerful, expressive Riesling with brilliant structure & minerality. Cool on the nose with spicy quince & lemon, salty & smokey aromas, a tiny bit of reduction. A touch of sesame as well perhaps? On the palate very complementary to the nose, dense yet with great precision & purity, layered with juicy, vibrant acidity and a brilliant finish with crushed flint & salty rye sourdough.
A grand wine, better than many GGs, ready to drink now and will undoubtedly keep for years to come. — 12 days ago
Vintage 2009 / Oops, I put this bottle away between sweet rieslings. And now... it is ten years old, I would have drunk it earlier. Golden colour, much development. Honey in smell. Balanced taste. Fine drinking. Quite a surprise. Paired it with coquilles. — 21 days ago