Rheinhessen Riesling

Weingut Keller

Abts E de Riesling 2017

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

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P.J. Valckenberg

Wormser Liebfrauenstift Kirchenstuck Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling 1971

Needs a few more hrs to open up. Really cool — 8 days ago

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Weingut Keller

von der Fels Rheinhessen Riesling 2018

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

Winzerhof Thörle

Hölle Riesling 2016

Nose is mineral and green apple.

Palate is mineral, lemon pith and green apple. Some yummy kiss of richness.

More a Wine of elegance than the 15.

Bought from fass selections.
— 7 days ago

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Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Am Schwarzen Herrgott Riesling 2017

Lyle Fass

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

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Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Do you think the hohen sulzen is also closing down?
Lyle Fass

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@Chris Shultz likely not. That’s young vine Frauenberg and that’s always more playful and open. The Hergott is a bruiser and closes harder. Either drink on release or wait 5-6 years.


Nierstein Riesling 2018

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

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Niersteiner Oelberg Eiswein Riesling 2002

Ice wine. Game over baby. The wine shed is clean, only confetti remains on the field, and I the best commercial was Bill Murray in the Jeep Groundhog Day mashup. — 12 days ago

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Winzerhof Thörle

Saulheimer Kalkstein Riesling 2016

Lyle Fass

Terrific nose. Gorgeous fruit. Mineral. Melon, ripe apricot, amazing airiness and salinity. Palate is wide open. Crunchy minerals and fruit. Elegant and very pure with lovely citrus fruit. So clean. — 17 days ago

Iwan, Severn and 8 others liked this

Marcus Clauß

Trocken Riesling 2009

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

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Weingut Keller

Rheinhessen Trocken Riesling 2018

Good PQ base Riesling from KP Keller. — 15 days ago

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