Weingut Keller

Abts E Westhofen Brunnenhäuschen Riesling

9.426 ratings
9.64 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
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.4

A massive step up compared to the Kirchspiel. All the same striking attitudes but more of them. Lean, precise and long. An incredible performance for a debut vintage. Although the price point is relatively high I would say that its worth every penny. Go for it if you can find a bottle.

A massive step up compared to the Kirchspiel. All the same striking attitudes but more of them. Lean, precise and long. An incredible performance for a debut vintage. Although the price point is relatively high I would say that its worth every penny. Go for it if you can find a bottle.

May 27th, 2016
BurgundyFan

Pear, green and yellow apple, juicy, sparks and crispiness

Pear, green and yellow apple, juicy, sparks and crispiness

Mar 25th, 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
Tibor Werzl

A bit too fatty...

A bit too fatty...

Sep 12th, 2016
markus gould

massive and dense wine. i really prefer the 2007 vintage, though with more tension and focus.

massive and dense wine. i really prefer the 2007 vintage, though with more tension and focus.

Apr 3rd, 2016
Thijs Hendriks

Very young. Lots of potential!

Very young. Lots of potential!

Dec 12th, 2014
Jeroen Koenen

94/100

94/100

Oct 24th, 2014
Tomi Mikkonen

mikään ei häiritse

mikään ei häiritse

Oct 30th, 2013