Celebrating Riesling

“Alles zu seiner Zeit,” or, all in good time. Riesling has the power to reward patience with an incredible spectrum of aromas and flavors. With that in mind, we have selected several Rieslings from the Delectable community exhibit some of the qualities that have made these wines favorites among discerning wine drinkers. The celebration of Riesling continues at Rieslingfeier in New York on Saturday, January 27th. Of the 2017 edition, Vinous critic David Schildknecht commented that, "The most intriguing and exciting tasting opportunities, though, came once again thanks to Rieslings that were not only rare but also unusual." Be sure to share on Delectable your rare and unusual highlights from Rieslingfeier's Gala Dinner dinner, as well as delicious offerings from the 2016 vintage at the Gränd Tasting.

Willi Schaefer

Graacher Domprobst Spätlese Riesling 1996

Seth Morgen Long

Nice spot, lots of acid, sugar and sulfur still, will probably drink well for many years to come. — 6 years ago

Michael, Ira and 9 others liked this

Weingut Hermann Schauf

Ellerer Calmont Auslese Riesling 1992

1992 vintage on 23.10.17
Liquid gold in a bottle. It paired great with a home made fried rice dish.
Apple, citrus a touch of peach.
— 6 years ago

Willem, Eric and 5 others liked this
Eric Hoepelman

Eric Hoepelman

En een mooi verhaal erbij!

Ferdinand Krebs

Neumagener Rosengärtchen Auslese Riesling 1999

It may be old but it's still kicking. Great harmony among the sugar, acid, and fruit. Not gonna get any better, but a great example of how balanced wine stays balanced over time. — 7 years ago

Severn, Samantha and 2 others liked this


Dürkheimer Feuerberg Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling 1990

Maybe the best sticky I’ve ever tasted...age-driven richness, smoky honey, so perfectly elevated and light while still driving honeysuckle and peach over the palate. Gift from the next table over! Lonnnng finish. — 6 years ago

Michael Aronovici
with Michael
David, Conrad and 18 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Nice neighbors!

Dr. Loosen

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Heritage Edition Mosel Riesling 1981

Jeremy Shanker

Ernie calls this his "Benjamin Button" wine, the longer it ages the fresher it gets! — 7 years ago

Riddley, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Freiherr Langwerth von Simmern

Hattenheimer Nußbrunnen Riesling 1972

even though this 1972 is oxidized, it's still very interesting! This is a legendary producer! — 8 years ago

Severn, Matt and 1 other liked this

H.B. Pütz- Botzet

Lieserer Süßenberg Auslese Riesling 1990

Charlie Abbott

Mmmm. Honey, dried golden orchard fruit, white peach, diesel. Fully mature, fully resolved. — 6 years ago

James, Severn and 1 other liked this

Weingut Nik Weis

St. Urbans-Hof Leiwener Laurentiuslay Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling 1969

How to really stump someone in a blind tasting: 1) store a bottle of '69 Weis Leiwener Laurentiuslay Auslese in a box with lots of geuze for ages. 2) allow the wild yeast to enter the bottle and do its thing. 3) wait until you loose 1/4 of the wine through the cork as the pressure builds. 4) open under the table, with a serious 'pop' (to confuse the tasters). 5) serve this miraculously delicious sour 'petillant' (like a cross between a Belgian sour and a very good feinherbst) in riesling glasses. 6) bathe in the glorious confusion that ensues. — 6 years ago

Ted, Jonathan and 9 others liked this

Egon Müller

Scharzhofberger Auslese Riesling 1999

WOTN. Thanks @Max Kogod ! — 7 years ago

Randy Windham
with Randy
Max, Chris and 20 others liked this