Alfred Merkelbach

Kinheimer Rosenberg Spätlese Riesling

9.124 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
Mosel, Germany
Riesling
Top Notes For
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

9.2

YESSSS! Flinty, smokey, lovely. If you took a green apple and roasted it over a camp fire, this is what it'd smell like. There was also a distinctly yellow-peach scent. Excellent!

YESSSS! Flinty, smokey, lovely. If you took a green apple and roasted it over a camp fire, this is what it'd smell like. There was also a distinctly yellow-peach scent. Excellent!

Sep 12th, 2016
jerod peitsmeyer

perfect campfire wine.

perfect campfire wine.

Aug 15th, 2016
Chris MacLean

This wine somehow gives the impression that its juicy acidity is layered. Or is it coming in waves? I might need another bottle to decide...

This wine somehow gives the impression that its juicy acidity is layered. Or is it coming in waves? I might need another bottle to decide...

Jul 6th, 2016
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Questionable cork but the wine shone through. Apples and flowers.

Questionable cork but the wine shone through. Apples and flowers.

Aug 11th, 2015
Stacy Markow

Aromas of lime, stone fruit, river rocks, and white flowers. Palate is exceptionally balanced between sweetness and acidity.

Aromas of lime, stone fruit, river rocks, and white flowers. Palate is exceptionally balanced between sweetness and acidity.

Jul 25th, 2015
Mark Duong

2015

2015

Aug 11th, 2017
kasimir bujak

nose of mandarin orange, white flowers, honey, a little ginger, faint vegetal.... the mouth contributes fresh green apple, stone, beeswax. viscous and rich- but refreshing.....could easily down a bottle. 👍🏼

nose of mandarin orange, white flowers, honey, a little ginger, faint vegetal.... the mouth contributes fresh green apple, stone, beeswax. viscous and rich- but refreshing.....could easily down a bottle. 👍🏼

Dec 20th, 2016
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2014 vintage. Honeycomb, green pear, yellow apple, honeysuckle, wet rocks. High acid at first, as is typical of the vintage, but mellows out a bit the next day. Good Merkelbach typicity. Always love these guys and their elegantly restrained style.

2014 vintage. Honeycomb, green pear, yellow apple, honeysuckle, wet rocks. High acid at first, as is typical of the vintage, but mellows out a bit the next day. Good Merkelbach typicity. Always love these guys and their elegantly restrained style.

Jul 15th, 2016
Nathan King

Spätlese Riesling on the veranda on a beautiful summer afternoon.

Spätlese Riesling on the veranda on a beautiful summer afternoon.

Jun 17th, 2016
John Willison

Pale gold color. Exotic fruit and a bit of petrol on the nose. Pineapple, lemon zest, rubber tire, newly open can of tennis balls, and the a very smooth finish. Auslese with some age. Just good stuff.

Pale gold color. Exotic fruit and a bit of petrol on the nose. Pineapple, lemon zest, rubber tire, newly open can of tennis balls, and the a very smooth finish. Auslese with some age. Just good stuff.

Oct 12th, 2015