For me this was the #wine of the night at the #Escoffier dinner at #WeingutKeller... And in a double #magnum it could not have been better in terms of freshness and complexity. A ringing, linear core of ripe acidity together with a lining of medium-bodied extract all in perfect balance and harmony... the epitome of finesse and elegance. A fabulous accompaniment to the delicious cuisine that kept arriving course after course throughout the evening. When it comes to #dry #Riesling it simply doesn't get any better! #Keller #2006 #Kirchspiel #GrossesGewächs #GG #Rieslinglover — 4 years ago
A sweet finish to a great #LA #wine tour! Very subtle amounts of #botrytis that give this sweet little baby years and years of aging potential supported by a fine core of ripe acidity--2013 was an excellent vintage on the #Mosel and this gem is just one of many examples of how great the late-picked Rieslings turned out. #ClemensBusch #Rothenpfad #Riesling #Auslese #Rieslinglover — 4 years ago
1959 Auslese for how much?! There is something truly unique and precious about a wine that has never left its place of origin... it's what some call provenance.
This now defunct #Rheingau estate was at this time on top of its game and produced some of the finest #Rieslings from #GrandCru vineyard sites in #Eltville and #Kiedrich. Eltviller #Kalbspflicht Riesling #Auslese from Jacob Fischer Erben was so fresh and lively that the closet guess was 1976!
Where else can you find such a phenomenal wine from an awesome year that is pushing 60 years of age for $250 in a restaurant???
NOWHERE!!! #JacobFischerErben #GermanWine #Rieslinglover — 4 years ago
When most people say "old vines" they mean 35-50 years old. Why? Because older vines tend to produce wines of greater concentration, depth and complexity. Also, the older the vine the lower the yield so you need a lot of old vines to produce a fraction of what the younger vines can produce. But the quality is far greater than what young vines can give you. In the #Rothenpfad, for example, the vines average 85 years and these Rieslings are incredibly rich, full-bodied and extremely complex...plus they age beautifully. This #2011 has an almost chewy texture for a #Riesling and will stand up to rich sauces and grilled meats with any red wine. #ClemensBusch #Rieslinglover
— 4 years ago
This gorgeous wine was flat out AWESOME!!!
I've always liked this vintage and #Weil nailed it was classic examples of balanced #Rieslings from a big ripe, but not too ripe, vintage. This #KiedrichTurmberg was so perfectly integrated between acidity and sweetness that it never came off as top-heavy or cloying in the least--this is AMBROSIA!!! #2009 #RobertWeil #Rheingau #Rieslinglover
— 4 years ago