Weingut Keller

von der Fels Rheinhessen Riesling

9.2488 ratings
9.3151 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
Aaron Tan

For me this bottle was probably compromised by transport. I've had this with KP last year and I assure you that this bottle was just not right. Yes, you still get all the lovely stone fruit and cassis notes in the bouquet, but also a touch of petrol which suggests to me that there was a little more oxygen ingress than intended. While it's linear from the start to mid-palate, it starts to mellow away rapidly in the back end which mutes the anticipated penetrating finish. Still nice, but not at all the juicy, mineral von der Fels I love.

For me this bottle was probably compromised by transport. I've had this with KP last year and I assure you that this bottle was just not right. Yes, you still get all the lovely stone fruit and cassis notes in the bouquet, but also a touch of petrol which suggests to me that there was a little more oxygen ingress than intended. While it's linear from the start to mid-palate, it starts to mellow away rapidly in the back end which mutes the anticipated penetrating finish. Still nice, but not at all the juicy, mineral von der Fels I love.

Jul 13th, 2020
Ed Lehrman

2 years since my last bottle and this baby is still singing.

2 years since my last bottle and this baby is still singing.

May 4th, 2020
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.9

Lemon zest, limestone, and apple. A lot of fun to drink and will be better in time.

Lemon zest, limestone, and apple. A lot of fun to drink and will be better in time.

Apr 20th, 2020
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Mainly primary on the nose. Generous. Grapefruit, lemon, lees/yeasty, touch of minerals. Good acidity, finish long with just a hint of round sweetness although RS<3g/L. All from GG sites, mainly Kirchspiel. For the price, an outrageous steel...12.5% alc

Mainly primary on the nose. Generous. Grapefruit, lemon, lees/yeasty, touch of minerals. Good acidity, finish long with just a hint of round sweetness although RS<3g/L. All from GG sites, mainly Kirchspiel. For the price, an outrageous steel...12.5% alc

Apr 2nd, 2020
Josh Morgenthau

Lime and rocks on the nose. Battery acid and citrus zest on the palate. A bit unforgiving now... will revisit in a few years.

Lime and rocks on the nose. Battery acid and citrus zest on the palate. A bit unforgiving now... will revisit in a few years.

Feb 10th, 2020
John Willison

Lime zest, green apple, limestone, pink currant, chalky petrol finish, precision acidity. Yes.

Lime zest, green apple, limestone, pink currant, chalky petrol finish, precision acidity. Yes.

Aug 3rd, 2019
Boxer Briefs

Sourced from the young vine parcels in Keller’s GG sites. >25 years old vines. 3% RS in 2014. Insanely good.

Sourced from the young vine parcels in Keller’s GG sites. >25 years old vines. 3% RS in 2014. Insanely good.

Apr 14th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Purity

Purity

Nov 6th, 2018
Joakim Andersson

Precise and pure. This is just soo good. Petroleum, mineral and lime zest. Round and full but still lively and fresh.

Precise and pure. This is just soo good. Petroleum, mineral and lime zest. Round and full but still lively and fresh.

Oct 28th, 2018
David Singer

Sommelier/Wine Educator LibationEducation

9.2

Open for three days and still delicious!!Crunchy minerals, lemon lime pith and juicy fruit. Long finish

Open for three days and still delicious!!Crunchy minerals, lemon lime pith and juicy fruit. Long finish

Jun 13th, 2018