Emrich-Schönleber

Monzinger Halenberg Riesling Auf der Lay

9.81 ratings
-no pro ratings
Nahe, Germany
Riesling
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

Tasting this was like entering a massive cave through a narrow opening. It starts off light, almost like water, then when it all seems a little ungiving, it expands into a palate-coating monster of great depth, purity, and length. You just can't tell how deep the cave is, but know for certain that you've just stumbled upon one of the great wonders of the world, and in this case, riesling. Aptly bottled in magnums and double magnums only, because this is a wine for the ages and one for sharing.

I loved this at the VDP auctions nearly 9 months ago, and still love it now. I feel it's even more open than before, with the nose clearly showing more than my previous notes - stone fruits, chamomile, sage, aniseed, sea spray. Discounting KP's mind-bending 15' Pettenthal TBA and 17' Pettenthal GG, the 17' AdL is my wine-of-the-2018 VDP auctions, mainly because you can still afford to buy it's brilliance. If you find bottles, pounce on them!

Tasting this was like entering a massive cave through a narrow opening. It starts off light, almost like water, then when it all seems a little ungiving, it expands into a palate-coating monster of great depth, purity, and length. You just can't tell how deep the cave is, but know for certain that you've just stumbled upon one of the great wonders of the world, and in this case, riesling. Aptly bottled in magnums and double magnums only, because this is a wine for the ages and one for sharing.

I loved this at the VDP auctions nearly 9 months ago, and still love it now. I feel it's even more open than before, with the nose clearly showing more than my previous notes - stone fruits, chamomile, sage, aniseed, sea spray. Discounting KP's mind-bending 15' Pettenthal TBA and 17' Pettenthal GG, the 17' AdL is my wine-of-the-2018 VDP auctions, mainly because you can still afford to buy it's brilliance. If you find bottles, pounce on them!

Jun 18th, 2019