The main dining room at The Modern has to be one of the most exquisite in New York, with its view over the MoMA's sculpture garden. Thankfully everything else at the restaurant maintains or exceeds this exalted standard. The four courses I had there were perfection from start to finish. We started with this Riesling. Bone dry in style, plenty of minerality and with good acidity such that it worked beautifully with each of the lighter dishes at the table. — 9 days ago
2016 vintage. Super limey and fresh. A little tropical with some passionfruit or guava, lime flesh and zest, jasmine, white tea, green apple, gooseberry. Lots of character, fruity, and super acidic. Floral and tropical notes make it seem like there's a small dash of Muskateller or Scheurebe in the blend. Quite refreshing and thirst-quenching. — 8 days ago
Gorgeously mineral nose. Good citrus fruit with a tidal wave of minerality. Good balancing acidity. Very good concentration. Pith and mineral finish. Great length. This wine puts Schneider up with the big boys in the nahe. Bought from Fass Selections. — 10 days ago
Wow. Martin’s 2015’s are a force of nature. Slamming nose and so pure. Crystalline. Citrus oil, cream, floral, some faint spices. Gorgeous and airy yet precise and detailed. Juicy and complex with serous mineral driven structure yet tangy sweetness from the perfectly ripe citrus fruits and a sneaky persistence. This is stuffed and barely revealing itself but what it reveals now is still stunningly beautiful. A great wine. — 5 days ago
The nose on this wine is magnificent. Words cannot describe. Gorgeously filigreed. A hint of aged Riesling. Palate has crystalline purity. Mineral. Gorgeously citrus. One of the best Rieslings I’ve ever had. Not overwhelmingly concentrated. But so balanced it’s damned near a work of art. Bought from Fass Selections. — 6 days ago
So good. Confectionary nose. Citrus, spice, deep perfume, somewhat feral, funky, classically Hühnerberg. Powerful yet also saline and mineral a f. Juicy and clean but also holding back so much. Gorgeous bitter fruit and purity. Long but needs 3 hours at least to open and ideally 5 years in the cellar. Masterful Kab Trocken. — 12 days ago
Earthy, gravelly, mineral and then some petrol. Rich and lush on the palate, deep citrus flavours, baked apples, touch of pastry. Just south of dry, acidity and creamy impressions are very well balanced. Great wine.
2008 Knebel Winninger Uhlen Alte Reben Riesling Spatlese Feinherb. — 9 hours ago
Wow. Hard core lemon pith. A bit of salt. Major citrus explosion. Very distinctive. Nose is awesome. Super mineral. Definitely a wine geek wine. Almost schonleberesque. Not for everyone but for real wine lovers a very distinctive wine. Bought from Fass Selections. — 21 hours ago
Apple cider, poached pears, dried apricots, saline, anise, bitter almond flower, honeysuckle, cardamom. Rounded acidity, juicy-oily texture, medium bodied, long stone fruit-spicy-honeyed-slightly off dry finish. Highly aromatic, beautiful weight and texture, effortless balance of freshness and richness. — 20 days ago
Still painfully young, but already very focussed and energetic.
Nose and palate are dominated by fresh fruit nuances like peach, pear, raspberry and lemon zest. Seems quite sweet, yet the sweetness is beautifully framed by high levels of soft fruit-like acidity.
Beautiful now, but I feel this will improve considerably in 3 years time, and will easily last to age 20.
APnr.: 6-10 — 13 days ago