TN: Nine New German Rieslings...(short/boring)

Posted by: TomHill

TN: Nine New German Rieslings...(short/boring) - 08-01-2020 19:45:45

Tried these Rieslings over the last 2 weeks:
1. Riesling Dr.Thanisch Feinherb (Q; A.P.Nr 2 576 742 01 17; Dry-style; www.Dr-Thanisch.De; Winesellers/Niles/IL) Erben Muller-Burggraef Cllrs/Bernkastle-Kues 2016: Med.light gold color; very strong R/mango/pineapple/floral classic Mosel valve oil/flinty/steely beautiful perfumed complex nose; fairly tart/tangy steely/flinty/slatey slightly off-dry (0.2-0.4% r.s.) very strong floral/R/mango/pineapple strong Mosel valve oil/bit pungent/petrol classic Mosel beautiful flavor; very long/lingering rather tart/tangy strong floral/R/mango some Mosel valve oil complex finish; a beautiful expression of a Mosel R that should go another 4-8 yrs; stupid/silly price of $15.00 (KK)
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2. AlfredGraf Riesling ErdenerTreppchen Spatlese (QmP; A.P.Nr. 2 576 280 0097 18; 7.5%; ScopertaImprts) Weinkellerei Ehemalig Kurfurstliche/Bernkastel-Kues 2016: Med.light yellow color; strong floral/R mango/pineapple light Mosel valve oil/slatey fairly classic Mosel/R attractive nose; fairly sweet (1.5%-2.0% r.s.?) strong floral/R/pineapple/mango slight slatey lightly tart/tangy fairly rich/lush pleasant flavor; very long bit tart/steely/slatey somewhat sweet bit simple finish; a pleasant enough Mosel R but just that; should improve over the next 10 yrs but will probably never be a great Mosel R; reasonably priced at $15.50 (KK)
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3. Weingut Max Ferd.Richter Riesling WehlenerSonnenuhr Kabinett (QmP; A.P.Nr.2 593 049 09 19; EB; 8.5%; ShiverickImprts) Mulheim/Mosel 2018: Light yellow color w/ small bubbles on sides of glass; strong floral/R/mango/pineapple slight slatey/flinty/Mosel valve oil/bit pungent bit complex nose; quite tart/tangy/bit metallic off-dry (0.8%-1.0% r.s.?) fairly rich/lush slight flinty/Mosel valve oil pleasant flavor; very long off-dry strong floral/R/mango/pineapple light tangy/metallic slight Mosel valve oil finish; a fairly rich/lush Kabinett and should be better in 5 yrs but not terribly profound; fairly priced at $25.00 (KK)
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4. Selbach Riesling Mosel (Q; A.P.Nr. 2 606 365 033 15; 9.5%; TerryTheiseSlctn) Selbach/Zeltingen/Mosel 2014: Med.light gold color; strong R/mango/pineapple slight Mosel valve oil bit juicy/tutti-frutti fairly aromatic nose; bit soft slightly sweet (0.6%-0.8% r.s.?) fairly strong R/pineapple/mango very slight Mosel valve oil juicy/tutti-frutti bit simple pleasant flavor; med.long soft slight tangy/metallic lush/R/mango/pineapple juicy/tutti-frutti bit simple finish; a pleasant enough Mosel but a little too close to BlueNun for my taste; cheap but uninteresting at $11.00 (KK)
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5. Trullo Riesling Rheinhessen (Q; A.P.Nr. 2 576 280 0345 19; 10.5%; ScopertaImprts/ClevelandHeights/OH) 2018: Med.light yellow color; strong R/mango/pineapple/floral bit tutti-frutti bit simple nose; soft fairly sweet (0.8%-1.0% r.s.?) rather R/pineapple/mango/tutti-frutti/juicy simple flavor; med.long slight tangy/metallic fairly juicy/tutti-frutti simple finish; a simple tutti-frutti R a bit too close to the BlueNun model; no steal at $11.50 (KK)
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6. Knebel Winninger Rottgen Riesling Kabinett (QmP; A.P.Nr. 1 658 069 05 18; 9.5%; SchatziWineImprts) Reinhard & Beate Knebel/Winningen/Mosel 2017: Med.yellow color; lovely very floral/spicy/R/mango bit Mosel valve oil/stony/flinty rather mineral/savory beautiful Mosel nose; quite tart/tangy/steely very dry (0.2%-0.4% r.s.?) very strong floral/R/mango mineral/Mosel valve oil savory balanced flavor; very long/lingering very dry bit savory/austere very strong R/floral/mango/spicy some steely/mineral/slatey/Mosel valve oil finish; badly needs age; a classic steely Mosel that badly needs age; very fairly priced at $31.50 (KK)
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7. Leitz Eins Zwei Dry Riesling Rheingau Dry (Trocken; Q; A.P.Nr. 24 079 086 19; Organic grapes; 12%; SchatziImprts; www.Leitz-Wine.De) Rudesheim/Rheingau 2018: Med.gold color; strong R/floral/mango some buttery/Rheingau/rich quite fragrant attractive nose; fairly tart/tangy/acid rich/lush bit off-dry (0.5%-0.7% r.s.?) strong floral/R/mango/pineapple some buttery/Rheingau classic Rheingau flavor; very long/lingering fairly rich/lush near-dry strong floral/R/buttery/mango/Rheingau slight petrol finish; not much complexity but loads of lush Rheingau R fruit; a delicious near-dry Rheingau R that should go out 10 yrs; very well priced at $17.50 (KK)
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8. Karl Haidle Riesling Stetten Pfeffer (Kabinett; QmP; A.P.Nr. 9 46012 18; Biowein; 11.0%; GA; Veganer Wein; SchatziWineImprts) Weingut Karl Haidle/Kerner-Stetten/Wurttemberg 2017: Med.gold color w/ lots of tiny bubbles that dissapate; lovely very strong R/floral/mango/spicy slight mineral/earthy slight cardamon quite perfumed/fragarnt bit complex nose; slightly tart/tangy off-dry (0.6%-0.8% r.s.?) fairly rich/lush strong floral/R/mango/spicy juicy slight earthy flavor; very long/lingering strong ripe/R/floral/mango slight spicy/cardamon flavor; very long/lingering ripe/R/floral/mango ripe/juicy some off-dry finish; lots of ripe/juicy R fruit; needs a few yrs; maybe a bit on the simple side; a tasty/juicy R fairly priced at $31.50 (KK)
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9. NikWeis Riesling OldVines Mosel (11.0%; Q; Ap.Nr.3 529 290 18 19; EB; www.NikWeis.com; VDP.Gutswein; HB WineMerchants) Weingut NikWeis St.Urbans-Hof/Leiwien/Mosel 2018: Med.light gold color; lovely very fragrant R/floral/pineapple/mango some Mosel/slatey/flinty slight Mosel valve oil some complex beautiful nose; quite tart/tangy/slight metallic fairly dry (0.3%-0.5% r.s.?) very strong floral/R/mango some flinty/steely fairly complex beautiful young Mosel flavor; very long/lingering rich/R/floral/mango some steely/flinty/Mosel valve oil quite tart/tangy finish; a dry but rich/lush lovly young Mosel R; a great R at a great price. $18.50 (KK)
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Kokoman got in a bunch of new German Rieslings and these are some I've been tasting thru.
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2. Dr.Thanisch: I was pretty much blown away by this wine. Shows an unusual degree of Mosel valve oil for a wine this young.
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3. The Dr.Thanisch and the NikWeis are beautiful examples of Mosel wines at stupid/silly prices. Likewise the Leitz is a great price. The Knebel is probably the best of the foursome but a twice the price, but very fairly priced. Those are the four that I purchased more of.
Tom