Weingut Keller

Abts E de Riesling GG

9.415 ratings
9.72 pro ratings
Rheinhessen, 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
Dade Thieriot

This wine set a record at #auction when 3 of these double #magnums were offered so it was an enormous pleasure and great honor to have been able to experience this massively impressive 10-year old #GG while sitting next to it creators!
#2006 was a notoriously challenging vintage where rampant #botrytis and heavy selection were the order of the day; nevertheless in the hands of the Kellers yet another epic wine was born--THANK YOU!!! #Keller #AbtsE #Westhofen #Riesling #Rheinhessen

This wine set a record at #auction when 3 of these double #magnums were offered so it was an enormous pleasure and great honor to have been able to experience this massively impressive 10-year old #GG while sitting next to it creators!
#2006 was a notoriously challenging vintage where rampant #botrytis and heavy selection were the order of the day; nevertheless in the hands of the Kellers yet another epic wine was born--THANK YOU!!! #Keller #AbtsE #Westhofen #Riesling #Rheinhessen

Sep 21st, 2016
Thijs Hendriks

Too far developed bottle

Too far developed bottle

Dec 15th, 2018
Aaron Tan

Some points of interest of this wine:

1. This is the first vintage of Abtserde.

2. At the time, slapping the name Abtserde on the label was illegal and technically still is. You see, lieu-dit labelling was disallowed in the 71' German vineyard reform. KP thought Abtserde, being an exceptional section of GL Brunnenhauschen, needed stand out on its own. With a little bit wits, he circumvented this rule by creating the wine under it's own brand, Abts E®, which we see today.

3. This was a different style of KP's wines. Huge extract, more generous, but still kept in check by mad acidity. These days, KP's wines are lighter and even more precise, but never lacking in dry extract. In short, KP's wines are getting more elegant. Still, I love them both 🤩

This is a throwback, so I'm not going to try writing the tasting notes. My notes were brief and illegible. Only thing I could read was "more bot, insane extract, acid, stone". I remember the experience well - brought by M, sourced from FB, excellent bottle, destroyed in 30 minutes along with Felix, KP, and Guy. What a night!

NB: Take the rating with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, this was an amazing wine for a difficult vintage.

Some points of interest of this wine:

1. This is the first vintage of Abtserde.

2. At the time, slapping the name Abtserde on the label was illegal and technically still is. You see, lieu-dit labelling was disallowed in the 71' German vineyard reform. KP thought Abtserde, being an exceptional section of GL Brunnenhauschen, needed stand out on its own. With a little bit wits, he circumvented this rule by creating the wine under it's own brand, Abts E®, which we see today.

3. This was a different style of KP's wines. Huge extract, more generous, but still kept in check by mad acidity. These days, KP's wines are lighter and even more precise, but never lacking in dry extract. In short, KP's wines are getting more elegant. Still, I love them both 🤩

This is a throwback, so I'm not going to try writing the tasting notes. My notes were brief and illegible. Only thing I could read was "more bot, insane extract, acid, stone". I remember the experience well - brought by M, sourced from FB, excellent bottle, destroyed in 30 minutes along with Felix, KP, and Guy. What a night!

NB: Take the rating with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, this was an amazing wine for a difficult vintage.

Oct 19th, 2018
Aaron Tan

Picking Abtserde in 2017 was an absolute pain. It was affected the worst by hail. Took us an entire day to sort and pick just one row, granted they were long rows. And not to mention the wasps... Devil spawns... these creatures. Thank God 2018 didn't see this problem.

Anyway, rant aside... This wine blew my mind... Again. Maybe I'm biased... But it's just so pure... So fucking pure... Mineral hedonistic crystalline precision! If that even makes sense. Explosive pleasure! In short, heavenly 🤤

NB: I rated this 9.9 just to differentiate it from the sheer cacophony of flavour in the G-Max. In comparison, the 17' Absterde's a little closed atm. But still... Great stuff. Really great stuff.

Picking Abtserde in 2017 was an absolute pain. It was affected the worst by hail. Took us an entire day to sort and pick just one row, granted they were long rows. And not to mention the wasps... Devil spawns... these creatures. Thank God 2018 didn't see this problem.

Anyway, rant aside... This wine blew my mind... Again. Maybe I'm biased... But it's just so pure... So fucking pure... Mineral hedonistic crystalline precision! If that even makes sense. Explosive pleasure! In short, heavenly 🤤

NB: I rated this 9.9 just to differentiate it from the sheer cacophony of flavour in the G-Max. In comparison, the 17' Absterde's a little closed atm. But still... Great stuff. Really great stuff.

Oct 14th, 2018
Tibor Werzl

A bit too fatty...

A bit too fatty...

Sep 12th, 2016
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.3

Marc had this 3 years ago

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Apr 2nd, 2017
John Van Trijp

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Dec 15th, 2018
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Dec 15th, 2018
Peter van Dijk

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Dec 15th, 2018