Peter Lauer

Barrel X Saar Feinherb Riesling

9.037 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Saar, Mosel, 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
Severn Goodwin

My favorite Saar multi-vineyard Riesling blend. Picking up more tart green apple that prior bottles, also wet slate and light petrol notes are becoming apparent with more bottle age.

Great wine to sneak into a film festival in my water bottle tonight, yum!

My favorite Saar multi-vineyard Riesling blend. Picking up more tart green apple that prior bottles, also wet slate and light petrol notes are becoming apparent with more bottle age.

Great wine to sneak into a film festival in my water bottle tonight, yum!

Feb 15th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Ripe apricot, apple, white flower / geometric and premises, sense of proportion

Ripe apricot, apple, white flower / geometric and premises, sense of proportion

Aug 3rd, 2018
Severn Goodwin

My go to, house Riesling, can't be overtaken at $18.
The '15 is slightly better, but you can't argue with the freshness of the current vintage.

My go to, house Riesling, can't be overtaken at $18.
The '15 is slightly better, but you can't argue with the freshness of the current vintage.

Mar 10th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Stellar performer at $18, you can't go wrong on this bottle.
Green apple, peach and nectarine, perfect acidity.

Stellar performer at $18, you can't go wrong on this bottle.
Green apple, peach and nectarine, perfect acidity.

Nov 23rd, 2017
John McCarroll

Sales Rowan Imports

9.5

Always a pleasure

Always a pleasure

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2017
Severn Goodwin

Yeah, finally picked up our cases this afternoon 😊
Looks like Florian Lauer got around to a label refresh for the '16 vintage, and picking up the (unregulated) feinherb designation this year, interesting... I'm guessing you won't see that on the EU distribution labels, I'll have to do some homework. (Update: SB at Vom Boden confirms mid vintage regulations drove the update, new label language/format is confirmed going forward.)

Nose picks up green apple, peach and nectarine, palate follows with the same, plus well balanced acidity, agree this is halbtrocken in style. Very nice bottle, less stunning than in years past, but admittedly it's is difficult to follow '14 & '15 as they were such amazing examples of what can be done with a multi-vineyard blend from across the Saar. Still a good value at $18.

Yeah, finally picked up our cases this afternoon 😊
Looks like Florian Lauer got around to a label refresh for the '16 vintage, and picking up the (unregulated) feinherb designation this year, interesting... I'm guessing you won't see that on the EU distribution labels, I'll have to do some homework. (Update: SB at Vom Boden confirms mid vintage regulations drove the update, new label language/format is confirmed going forward.)

Nose picks up green apple, peach and nectarine, palate follows with the same, plus well balanced acidity, agree this is halbtrocken in style. Very nice bottle, less stunning than in years past, but admittedly it's is difficult to follow '14 & '15 as they were such amazing examples of what can be done with a multi-vineyard blend from across the Saar. Still a good value at $18.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2017
Erik Longabardi

Under $20 and overdelivers. People, stop saying Muscadet is amazing under 20$. Start with Riesling!!

Under $20 and overdelivers. People, stop saying Muscadet is amazing under 20$. Start with Riesling!!

Sep 21st, 2018
Andrew Schirmer

Delicious with food, but really shines on its own—or, perhaps we had the wrong food: this was very nearly clobbered by a fiery Goan vindaloo. Delicate nose of green apple and pear skin. Palate is more of the same, with sweetness matching tartness. Acid is perfect. Decent finish. Solid work.

Delicious with food, but really shines on its own—or, perhaps we had the wrong food: this was very nearly clobbered by a fiery Goan vindaloo. Delicate nose of green apple and pear skin. Palate is more of the same, with sweetness matching tartness. Acid is perfect. Decent finish. Solid work.

Jun 25th, 2018
Gloria Lee

Very nice, had this as part of our pairing at Le Pigeon

Very nice, had this as part of our pairing at Le Pigeon

Jun 2nd, 2018
Daniel McGeough

So good

So good

May 20th, 2018