Koehler-Ruprecht

Kallstadter Saumagen R Spätlese Trocken Riesling

9.65 ratings
9.53 pro ratings
Pfalz, Germany
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

@Dominik SonaYou're the best! Walks off into the cellar, comes out carrying a massive bottle in a sleeve that could barely cover the label. I just love how ridiculous magnum riesling bottles look! I mean, we could see that it's a Koehler-Ruprecht for sure and the table shot straight to a warm vintage on the first sip (warm finish). Didn't take long for Franzi to identify the vintage and the rest of the pieces fell together subsequently (the body = spatlese, forget identifying the "R"). Guess making wines at the winery itself helps 😂

What to say about this wine? It's pretty intense, but the acidity and minerals kept it in check. Finely strung with pitch-perfect tension. This is the kind of wine that needs very little to push it over the edge into the hedonistic territory. Begs for time (like other 09's), as it's true elegance only revealed itself with air (bring on the crushed rocks and chamomile!). The nose is deep, with exotic fruit aromas, flint, toasted almond, florals, and that classic KR funk. Immense palate with lots of lychee and grapefruit, plus superb minerality with air. Creamy and long finish. Yes, the wine finishes a little warm and could be touch more focus, but it's a real class act for 09'! Power without weight, if you ask me.

@Dominik SonaYou're the best! Walks off into the cellar, comes out carrying a massive bottle in a sleeve that could barely cover the label. I just love how ridiculous magnum riesling bottles look! I mean, we could see that it's a Koehler-Ruprecht for sure and the table shot straight to a warm vintage on the first sip (warm finish). Didn't take long for Franzi to identify the vintage and the rest of the pieces fell together subsequently (the body = spatlese, forget identifying the "R"). Guess making wines at the winery itself helps 😂

What to say about this wine? It's pretty intense, but the acidity and minerals kept it in check. Finely strung with pitch-perfect tension. This is the kind of wine that needs very little to push it over the edge into the hedonistic territory. Begs for time (like other 09's), as it's true elegance only revealed itself with air (bring on the crushed rocks and chamomile!). The nose is deep, with exotic fruit aromas, flint, toasted almond, florals, and that classic KR funk. Immense palate with lots of lychee and grapefruit, plus superb minerality with air. Creamy and long finish. Yes, the wine finishes a little warm and could be touch more focus, but it's a real class act for 09'! Power without weight, if you ask me.

1 person found it helpfulSep 30th, 2019
Jason Kissane

2009 Spatlese R Trocken. Just awesome. Creamy, minerality, yellow fruits. One of the best Rieslings I have ever tasted.

2009 Spatlese R Trocken. Just awesome. Creamy, minerality, yellow fruits. One of the best Rieslings I have ever tasted.

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2015
Dominik Sona

Reserve

Reserve

Oct 26th, 2014
Andrew McIntyre

First try of "the german riesling that doesn't taste of riesling." Crazy directions of sweet, herby and earthy with maybe some more classic riesling flavours coming in as the wine aged in the glass. Not really comparable to anything and you would never guess it was 12 years old. Would recommend and definately drink again

First try of "the german riesling that doesn't taste of riesling." Crazy directions of sweet, herby and earthy with maybe some more classic riesling flavours coming in as the wine aged in the glass. Not really comparable to anything and you would never guess it was 12 years old. Would recommend and definately drink again

Jun 28th, 2021
Sebastian Enste

Sebastian had this 6 years ago

Sebastian had this 6 years ago

Nov 6th, 2015