The best Lagrein Riserva I ever had — 4 months ago
There are some times when the only thing that will suffice is one of the world’s greatest Rieslings. Klaus-Peter Keller @kellerdalsheim is, in my mind, the undisputed master of the Rheinhessen region of Germany. The Keller family has been making wine for 10 generations, and the oldest parcel of Riesling they have has been handed down within the family since 1789. Keller, who apprenticed in Burgundy before studying enology at Geisenheim told me that he looks for “playful elegance” in wine. He wants it to dance on the palate. And I’ve never had a bottle of his wine that hasn’t made ME want to dance. This one marries lemon pith and lemon oil with Asian pear and mandarine orange peel. But all of these flavors are perceived through a quartz-like minerality that evokes the feeling of licking an icicle or exploring a glacial cave. Stunning clarity and incredible acidity makes for a profound glass of mostly-dry Riesling. — 10 months ago
2nd time. Liked it as much as first time. Delicate but well balanced. Nice acidity and robust dark fruit. 13% al. — 2 years ago
Crisp, fresh & tart on the nose with fresh cut hay, herby notes, (under)ripe lemons and a cold, steely very Rheingau core underneath.
On the palate this a fuller, riper mouthfeel, with a hint of creaminess and ripe fruit. Lemon curd, lemon sorbet, a hint of underripe mango, some white peach. A nice juicy, if not overly long, finish.
Nice drinking and has enough weight & structure but not the depth or precision you’d expect from GG level.
Edit: Day 2 with half a bottle left from yesterday. A nice waxy, lanolin character evolved. Seems more serious and complete. 0.1pts up — 6 months ago
Will serve with Xmas dessert! — 2 years ago
So good. Such crisp and refreshing acidity complimented by layers of complexity and flavor. — 7 months ago
Oh the glories of a well-made Silvaner! And you don’t get much better made than Klaus-Peter! @kellerdalsheim. This wine was ringing like a struck bell with honeysuckle, orange blossom water and the crackling minerality of icicles dripping in the sunlight. Pure and energetic and totally satisfying. — a year ago
Very good indeed. — 2 years ago
Great concentrated taste, salinity that is balanced and makes you want to eat and drink more!!! Myrtleberry — 3 years ago