Weingut Hermann Ludes

Thörnicher Ritsch "Gacken Oben" Kabinett Feinherb Mosel Riesling

9.47 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
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

Nose has powder sugar dusted lemon torte, wet slate, dry lemon zest, powdered sugar and lime peel.

Palate has beautiful lemon curd pastry, lime zest, under-baked pastry dough, ethereal sugar from angels lightly dancing but never touching the ground, medium acidity in perfect balance.

Might be the best Feinherb ever...? I cannot wait for this to evolve in the coming days.

Decanted 4H at time of notes, more time appreciated; notes to be updated on day three.

Nose has powder sugar dusted lemon torte, wet slate, dry lemon zest, powdered sugar and lime peel.

Palate has beautiful lemon curd pastry, lime zest, under-baked pastry dough, ethereal sugar from angels lightly dancing but never touching the ground, medium acidity in perfect balance.

Might be the best Feinherb ever...? I cannot wait for this to evolve in the coming days.

Decanted 4H at time of notes, more time appreciated; notes to be updated on day three.

Sep 18th, 2022
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Just an awesome nose of green apple, slate, just dripping with minerals, wild mint and lime zest. Smokey herbs as well. So stunning and complex. Palate is concentrated, juicy and complex and does come across a bit riper than a Kabinett but is on target with the Feinherb part. Sweet attack, dry finish. Classic Feinherb. Awesome energy, green apple sweet tart and lime zest sweet tart fruit. Long, echoing finish. Super mineral and precise. Long finish. Stupid good and 2019 is the real deal.

Just an awesome nose of green apple, slate, just dripping with minerals, wild mint and lime zest. Smokey herbs as well. So stunning and complex. Palate is concentrated, juicy and complex and does come across a bit riper than a Kabinett but is on target with the Feinherb part. Sweet attack, dry finish. Classic Feinherb. Awesome energy, green apple sweet tart and lime zest sweet tart fruit. Long, echoing finish. Super mineral and precise. Long finish. Stupid good and 2019 is the real deal.

Jan 28th, 2022
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Ok, this is so so serious and so so stunning! Insane nose that brings to mind top Willi Schaefer. Stunningly deep and intense aroma. Haunting, floral, savory, so deep. Penetrating. Lime. Slate. A sense of creaminess as well. So so good. Just a wow nose. 9.6 at least. What a palate. This is perfectly executed Feinherb. So nimble, yet tense and taut. Beautiful purity and a delicate elegant structure but impossible to put down now. Wow, the complexity and finesse. Such amazingness. So filigreed. So long. Perfectly dissipating finish. I know this will be that much better in 5 years. This is a genius wine.

As this airs the nose just gets so stankey and dankey. Just so slatey and mineral. Insane. Best lime ever. The Mosel is so good.

Ok, this is so so serious and so so stunning! Insane nose that brings to mind top Willi Schaefer. Stunningly deep and intense aroma. Haunting, floral, savory, so deep. Penetrating. Lime. Slate. A sense of creaminess as well. So so good. Just a wow nose. 9.6 at least. What a palate. This is perfectly executed Feinherb. So nimble, yet tense and taut. Beautiful purity and a delicate elegant structure but impossible to put down now. Wow, the complexity and finesse. Such amazingness. So filigreed. So long. Perfectly dissipating finish. I know this will be that much better in 5 years. This is a genius wine.

As this airs the nose just gets so stankey and dankey. Just so slatey and mineral. Insane. Best lime ever. The Mosel is so good.

Dec 24th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Huge slate and hint of petrol on the nose. Some vulcanized rubber. Some savory and gamey elements as well. Apple spice. Gorgeous and deep. Palate is clean, with a hint of sugar for sweetness and more importantly texture. Really compelling texture and so pure. Good freshness and good acidity. Lime, lemon, hint of honeysuckle. Gorgeous minerality. Just terrific. Long juicy finish.

@Delectable Wine its Hermann Ludes producer. Thanks!

Huge slate and hint of petrol on the nose. Some vulcanized rubber. Some savory and gamey elements as well. Apple spice. Gorgeous and deep. Palate is clean, with a hint of sugar for sweetness and more importantly texture. Really compelling texture and so pure. Good freshness and good acidity. Lime, lemon, hint of honeysuckle. Gorgeous minerality. Just terrific. Long juicy finish.

@Delectable Wine its Hermann Ludes producer. Thanks!

Jun 25th, 2020
Jason Gelman

consistently excellent. everything i want in a riesling.

consistently excellent. everything i want in a riesling.

May 29th, 2022
Matthew Cohen

Wow. Excellent.

Palate is so crystalline. Perfect crunchy green apples. Juicy. More on the kabinett side. Almost willi Schaferish in intensity but without the jolly rancher. Utterly delicious.

Bought from fass selections

Wow. Excellent.

Palate is so crystalline. Perfect crunchy green apples. Juicy. More on the kabinett side. Almost willi Schaferish in intensity but without the jolly rancher. Utterly delicious.

Bought from fass selections

Feb 9th, 2022
Alex Leonardini

Alex had this 2 years ago

Alex had this 2 years ago

Aug 27th, 2020