Peter Lauer

Barrel X Saar Feinherb Riesling

9.039 ratings
9.18 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

Checking in on this one tonight.

Nose has under-ripe peach, tart green apple with the wet mineral notes on high alert.
Palate has clementine peel, under-ripe tangerine and (light) wet slate.

This halbtrocken seems a little ackward tonight, maybe better tomorrow, or in a few more years...

Checking in on this one tonight.

Nose has under-ripe peach, tart green apple with the wet mineral notes on high alert.
Palate has clementine peel, under-ripe tangerine and (light) wet slate.

This halbtrocken seems a little ackward tonight, maybe better tomorrow, or in a few more years...

Oct 12th, 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 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!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2019
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.

1 person found it helpfulMar 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.

1 person found it helpfulNov 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
Erin Merchant

Mineral bomb and a mix of lemon and sour peach. Really refreshing. Great with Vietnamese food.

Mineral bomb and a mix of lemon and sour peach. Really refreshing. Great with Vietnamese food.

Sep 2nd, 2019
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