Weingut Keller

Abts E de Riesling

9.624 ratings
9.614 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
Conrad Green

A lovely poised nose. Cool slatey rocks, hints of lime and white flowers. A great rounded midpalate and drive. Very poised and contained. Excellent

A lovely poised nose. Cool slatey rocks, hints of lime and white flowers. A great rounded midpalate and drive. Very poised and contained. Excellent

Jun 19th, 2019
Ira Schwartz

An Intoxicating nose of pineapple, peach and floral notes. A rainbow of flavors with a pot of acid at the end which produces a never ending finish. ­čĺą

An Intoxicating nose of pineapple, peach and floral notes. A rainbow of flavors with a pot of acid at the end which produces a never ending finish. ­čĺą

Jun 28th, 2018
J├Ârgen Lindstr├Âm Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.4

Brilliant clarity and length, this rich and racy Riesling highlights the complexity of this variety on so many levels. Another fascinating Keller performance.

Brilliant clarity and length, this rich and racy Riesling highlights the complexity of this variety on so many levels. Another fascinating Keller performance.

Jun 5th, 2016
BurgundyFan

Fat, sweet nose, citric palate, long finish...

Fat, sweet nose, citric palate, long finish...

Jun 5th, 2016
Dade Thieriot

KP's '08s are to a wine so stellar that the on-going problem is INFANTICIDE! #Riesling #Keller #AbtsE #Trocken #GG

KP's '08s are to a wine so stellar that the on-going problem is INFANTICIDE! #Riesling #Keller #AbtsE #Trocken #GG

Mar 1st, 2014
BurgundyFan

Vibrant

Vibrant

Feb 22nd, 2014
John Van Trijp

Reminds me of Koehler-Rupprecht. Earthy.

Reminds me of Koehler-Rupprecht. Earthy.

Oct 25th, 2020
Aaron Tan

If you look up tasting notes for the 2008 Abtserde, you'll come upon a common trait - green and herbal... MFW goes as far to say "as if Sauvignon Blanc has crossed the wine". Odd, yet undeniable when tasting the wine. So let me present the clincher - there's some whole bunch in the ferment.

What?! Whole bunch in a white ferment?! From KP of all people... But there's a damn good reason for this - it's to tame the wild acidity of the vintage... And let's not even talk about Abtserde being typically the most laser-focused site of KP's. Perhaps not a necessity, but sure is an interesting take on tackling deacidification in a natural manner.

For me, the 2008 Abtserde is incredibly special. There's so much pleasure in the power and salinity, yet intrigue in the herbal tones. But most of all, it feels personal... Like how I desire to make wines inspired by KP one day... KP made this wine inspired by the ideas of someone he holds in high esteem, Bernd Phillipi... This resonates with me... I don't know how to express this properly... But it's like the comfort of knowing that great wines didn't start out of nowhere... And that there's a chance in grasping the whole idea of great wine one day.

If you look up tasting notes for the 2008 Abtserde, you'll come upon a common trait - green and herbal... MFW goes as far to say "as if Sauvignon Blanc has crossed the wine". Odd, yet undeniable when tasting the wine. So let me present the clincher - there's some whole bunch in the ferment.

What?! Whole bunch in a white ferment?! From KP of all people... But there's a damn good reason for this - it's to tame the wild acidity of the vintage... And let's not even talk about Abtserde being typically the most laser-focused site of KP's. Perhaps not a necessity, but sure is an interesting take on tackling deacidification in a natural manner.

For me, the 2008 Abtserde is incredibly special. There's so much pleasure in the power and salinity, yet intrigue in the herbal tones. But most of all, it feels personal... Like how I desire to make wines inspired by KP one day... KP made this wine inspired by the ideas of someone he holds in high esteem, Bernd Phillipi... This resonates with me... I don't know how to express this properly... But it's like the comfort of knowing that great wines didn't start out of nowhere... And that there's a chance in grasping the whole idea of great wine one day.

Oct 22nd, 2018
John Van Trijp

Riesling & Pomerol Battle Night! Rock on!

Riesling & Pomerol Battle Night! Rock on!

May 19th, 2017
Kit H

Incredibly stony, mango, ripe, tropical fruits. 2006 is much more expressive than the 08.

Incredibly stony, mango, ripe, tropical fruits. 2006 is much more expressive than the 08.

Feb 16th, 2016