Riesling

Dr. F. Weins-Prüm

Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese Riesling 2007

Lyle Fass
9.7

Have not had in 5 years. Young as ever. Eternal. Smells like a 17 or 16. Super slate, Granny Smith apple flesh, woodlands, pine, apple skins, so lean and classic. The slate aromatic expression is wonderful. Awesome texture like icing on a cake and superb balance and freshness. What a finish. The unsung Prüm. Really compelling wine. Best showing ever. Such a huge core of fruit and mineral and the finish! This will last 25+ more year and this is my last bottle. What a great bottle. This is last of 4. I tasted this wine with Bert Selbach at the estate and was floored. Now the estate is sold and doesn’t exist anymore and Bert is retired. He was a great winemaker and if you ever find any of his stuff buy it. His Himmelreich and Domprobst stuff is top class and with age they transform . — 3 days ago

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Später-Veit

Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Spätlese Riesling 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

I love 2018 in the Mosel. If you nailed it it’s as good as 15. If you didn’t, well there’s always 19. Nose is quiet and closed. Some slate, honey, wild mint and hints of tangerine and peach flesh. Hint of vulcanized rubber. Palate is dynamite. Good acidity but so complex and deep. The depth here is more than the 15. A fresh, tangy honeyed richness just takes over the palate. It’s nimble and racey as well. What a mouthfeel and that icing on the cake texture. So delicious and awesome. — 6 days ago

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McWilliam's

Regional Collection Clare Valley Riesling 2002

A mid lemon yellow in colour showing its age. Toasty aromas with mandarin skin. A fascinating palate of ripe grapefruit and mandarin flesh. One of life’s pleasures is to have a 20 year old Clare Valley Riesling from a great vintage. A little TDN but not full blown Kero. Just a brilliant aged Aussie dry Riesling. Couldn’t get enough of it. — 3 days ago

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Travis W

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I didn't know they had vineyards in the Clare Valley. Sounds delightful.

Von Schubert

Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg Spätlese Riesling 2019

AP5

DAY1
Served with the Vinloq system
👃Apples, apricots, peach, grapefruit and slate
👅Peach, apple, and florals. Juicy but creamy. Full midpalate so typical of 2019 German rieslings. The sweet end of spatlese. Delicious

Slow Decanted the remaining wine in my fridge

DAY14
👃Apple, pear, peach but now oyster shell and briny, smoky musk. Jasmine tea
👅Light sweet nectar on the tongue with floral tea. Good acidity. The finish is dry and persistent. Enough salt to keep me thirsty

Elegant and light-footed but never thin. Drinking great. This will age well as expected of wines made from this historic vineyard. (There have been grapes grown in the Abtsberg vineyard for over 1,000 years)

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— 5 days ago

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Brent Young

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Thanks 🙏🏼 @Sharon B Both the food and wine delivered! 🥂
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Intensity without weight!
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@Aaron Tan Well said👍 And intensity without weight is the secret to many of my favorite German rieslings 🥂

Peter Lauer

Unterstenberg Faß 12 Riesling Grosse Lage 2017

Very nice Riesling from the reliably delicious and interesting Peter Lauer. But honestly slightly disappointing relative to what I was hoping for. Doesn’t quite have the acid-driven precision and clarity as some of the other bottlings I’ve had from him. Still nice, obviously. — 3 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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17’s can be low in acid.

Weingut Schätzel

Rein Schiefer Nierstein Riesling 2016

Lyle Fass
9.3

Lovely. Super mineral and precise. No formal notes. Cooking dinner wine. Really long. Will update tomorrow.

Today it’s super minerally with amazing depth of aroma. Still lean but man does it have breadth. Juicy and clean. Like a Riesling razor. 9.2 to 9.3. Juicy, luscious and lime infused finish.
— a day ago

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Martin Müllen

Trarbacher Hühnerberg Spätlese trocken Riesling * 2018

This is reminding me of another dimension of what dry Riesling can be. It’s a beast; wafting with complex apricot, pome and tropical sour fruit notes, clove, spice, smoke, and a mineral and floral suite. In the mouth it’s viscous, dry, with a ton of dry extract and powdered granite. Mouth tingling minerality and sour candy finish. Hefty. Wall of flavor and hardly needs to be chilled. Very impressive.

Has integrated beautifully overnight. Though I wouldn’t begrudge it a little more acid, the power now presents elegantly and the mineral spice has mellowed nicely. 9.5 now.
— 4 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Let it get better over 2-3-4-5 days it will.

Trimbach

Cuvée Frédéric Emile 375eme Anniversaire Alsace Riesling 2001

always a great bottle, it’s nearly the equal of Clos Ste Hune in this vintage. Their 375th anniversary bottling, it’s spectacular. Nose is intense and layered apricot and citrus, echoing on the palate with classy fruit driven deeply into palate and memory by the well integrated acidity. The wine is thick yet lithe, finishes quite long and clean. Nowhere near a downhill ride, I think it will hold this peak for a very long time. — 6 days ago

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Paul Anheuser

Schloßböckelheimer Kabinett Riesling 1995

lovely bottle of old riesling. rich golden raisin color in the glass. primary fruit and acid has completely receded in favor of dried fruits and peels. dried peach, gold raisins, orange peel, lemon peel, etc. the sugar stands out here because the acid is gone. — 2 days ago

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Weingut Weltner

Rödelseer Küchenmeister Auslese Riesling 2016

Vintage 2016 | half bottle | Rödelseer Küchenmeister Auslese | Top tier Riesling from Franken. Smell if you walk into a spices shop… biscuit spices, clove, cinnamon, creamy smell and butter chatter taste with enough acids to preserve its vitality. Still young. — 2 days ago

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