Rheinhessen Riesling

Weingut Keller

Kirchspiel Riesling 2014

Thought it was 07' Hubacker in our blind. Felt too opulent and a touch warm. Perhaps a bit advanced too, but not in a bad way - it has shed a lot of it's suphidic characters on the nose. I also thought it might have been made in KP's older style, with that monster extract. Nevertheless, this wine was restrained by searing acidity and ruthless minerality. Very exotic and spicy on the nose and palate, with an intriguing gingery finish. The taste lingers for ages. Powerful as it may be, the 14' Kirchspiel still manages to remain fresh and lifted. If I'm being really honest with myself, this isn't my favourite iteration of Kirchspiel but it was still enjoyable. Probably needs time to bring it more balance. — 4 days ago

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Weingut Keller

Abts E de Riesling 2017

Gout de petrol but ultimate refined, pure, delineated, great acidity and minerality. Wait another 10 years to drink this baby. — 18 days ago

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Gunderloch

Rheinhessen Trocken Riesling 2015

Aromatic, dry, high mineral, honey, golden delicious apple on the nose, — 16 hours ago

Weingut Schmitt

d.b Riesling

Sweet juicy wine - funky smell more like apricot juice. No tannins — 3 days ago

Franz Karl Schmitt

Niersteiner Pettenthal Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling 1934

An absolute privilege to have tasted this drop of liquid history. How well it showed is a testament to the provenance and ultimately, the strength of the terrior. Constantly evolving in the glass. How I wished I had more time with it. I believe my dear friend SC described the wine aptly as follow:

A 1934 Trockenbeerenauslese from Franz Karl Schmitt’s plot on Pettenthal , the same vineyard used by KPK to produce this stunning Nierstein auctioned GG in our days. The long aging time reveals here the potential of the terrior, the expression of the soil stands out and dominate the characteristics of the Pradikat, could be even a red wine blindly. The wine is nearly dry, with a refreshing mix of acidity and tannin-like bitterness (soil characteristics?), so complex and long with unique velvety mouthfeel.

NB: Found in an old cellar, unmoved from day 1 by MH, and also generously shared by him at the Keller household. I can't think of a better way to have enjoyed this wine.
— 16 days ago

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Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

I’d be curious if in that era much quality wine was being produced in Germany, given what I know about the economy post WWI @Aaron Tan ? What a find!
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@Peter Sultan Wish I could tell you I knew more. Haha. That being said, 37' is the only real vintage being talked about in that era. Prior to that is the legendary 21'. The next great vintage is probably 59'? So I reckon the wars did affect the wines a lot. If only properly stored examples were easier to find. Hahahah.

Weingut Keller

Limestone Kabinett Rheinhessen Riesling 2018

Lime juice, bruised apple, crushed limestone, lime zest, minerality. — 3 days ago

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Weingut Keller

-RR- Rheinhessen Riesling 2016

From a parcel of Kirchspiel rich in Iron that finished off dry. Quite savory, zesty spices, warm limestone, and definitively more powerful and broad than 16 Kirschpiel GG. An extremely well made wine that demands time imo. — 18 days ago

Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Hohen-Sülzen Riesling 2015

Lyle Fass
9.3

Unreal wine. Gorgeous nose. Honey, tangelo, confectionery aromas, perfumed and elegant, palate is elegant, mineral and honeyed, sappy and elegant. Complex. Really fine. Intensely flavored but also so fine. Long finish. — 10 days ago

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Weingut Keller

Troken Rheinhessen Riesling 2018

Crisp green apple to taste. Great quality for the price. Pairs great with a mild cheese. Also delicious on its own. A crowd pleaser for new dry reisling drinkers. Brought out this wine with typical Sauvignon blanc drinkers and it was a big hit — 2 days ago

Weingut Keller

Hubacker Riesling 2018

Terribly young and needs heaps of time. The nose for me was just flooded with nose-hair-burning sulphur, even after three days of being opened. I just can't assess it. KP calls it yellow limestone, though. But the palate, I really loved. So deep, chalky, salty, and concentrated. Unripe pineapple, peach, lemon oil, orange zest, fresh-cut herbs, smoke, sea salt. So juicy and complex! Laser focus and long, elegant finish. — 23 days ago

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