Peter Lauer

Barrel X Saar Riesling

9.1382 ratings
9.2106 pro ratings
Saar, Mosel, Germany
Riesling
Top Notes For
John Willison

Lime zest, crushed limestone, bone dry with ripping acidity. Also bought this in a Jeroboam for the right occasion.

Lime zest, crushed limestone, bone dry with ripping acidity. Also bought this in a Jeroboam for the right occasion.

Mar 5th, 2021
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has tart green apple, sugared water, white grapefruit slices, cold under-ripe peach and classroom chalk.
Palate has tart green apple flesh, red apple peel, lime zest, lime juice, light limestone paste, lively with medium finish and fun acidity.

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has tart green apple, sugared water, white grapefruit slices, cold under-ripe peach and classroom chalk.
Palate has tart green apple flesh, red apple peel, lime zest, lime juice, light limestone paste, lively with medium finish and fun acidity.

Sep 27th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has bright green apple, saline solution, distant petrol, under-ripe peach, sliced apricot, clover honey and wet flint
Palate has effervescent and tart apple juice, tart pear, under-ripe peach, green apple peel, wet limestone with solid acidity and a ever lingering sweet/salty/tart finish. A great bottle!

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has bright green apple, saline solution, distant petrol, under-ripe peach, sliced apricot, clover honey and wet flint
Palate has effervescent and tart apple juice, tart pear, under-ripe peach, green apple peel, wet limestone with solid acidity and a ever lingering sweet/salty/tart finish. A great bottle!

Sep 27th, 2020
Frank Rotello

Nice wicked acid for a reisling. Honeycomb. Just a kiss of residual sugar but not a sweet wine. Over ripe honeydew melon. Wow.

Nice wicked acid for a reisling. Honeycomb. Just a kiss of residual sugar but not a sweet wine. Over ripe honeydew melon. Wow.

Nov 4th, 2018
Aaron Means

LOOOVVVEEE, this bottle. Bad ass. Purity at its best. If you ain't drinking riesling I have know I idea what your doing with your life. This is all laser beams of acidity and minerality. @Pappas Bros Steak House, Houston, TX.

LOOOVVVEEE, this bottle. Bad ass. Purity at its best. If you ain't drinking riesling I have know I idea what your doing with your life. This is all laser beams of acidity and minerality. @Pappas Bros Steak House, Houston, TX.

Nov 18th, 2017
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.0

This & Hot Wings...

This & Hot Wings...

Oct 15th, 2017
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.2

Insane value. Crystalline and pure. Luminescent.

Insane value. Crystalline and pure. Luminescent.

7 people found it helpfulJun 29th, 2014
Dade Thieriot

Florian #Lauer is making some lovely #Saar #Rieslings--this #dry version is easy and fun to drink!

Florian #Lauer is making some lovely #Saar #Rieslings--this #dry version is easy and fun to drink!

4 people found it helpfulJun 27th, 2014
Colin Tuska

Wine Director Prospect

10

Magnum's are well Magnums!

Magnum's are well Magnums!

2 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2014
Michael Schamis

A somewhat muted nose at this point with notes of citrus and wet stone. Juicy and quite dry on the palate with lots of minerality. Much dryer on the palate than the 2014 vintage. Light, juicy flavors of lemon, lime and a touch of peach lead to big, bright acidity and lots of crunchy wet stone and slate notes. The finish is long and very crisp with lots of bright acidity. Great sushi pairing for the evening.

A somewhat muted nose at this point with notes of citrus and wet stone. Juicy and quite dry on the palate with lots of minerality. Much dryer on the palate than the 2014 vintage. Light, juicy flavors of lemon, lime and a touch of peach lead to big, bright acidity and lots of crunchy wet stone and slate notes. The finish is long and very crisp with lots of bright acidity. Great sushi pairing for the evening.

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2016