Keller, Weingut
Rheinhessen, Germany
Westhofener
Kirchspiel
Grosses Gewachs QbA Trocken AP #15
Riesling
2014
$71.99
13.0%
Clean and transparent, green to white straw in color, noticeably pure and shiny. Zesty orange peel, mineral dust in the nose, as focused as it is stays open and enjoyable, sparkly without being beholden to that minerality, pineapple, star fruit scents, actually becomes more austere with air time. Medium-bodied, spreads much more broadly here with average acidity. The tangerine, lime citrus vivacious and juicy. An underpinning of whipped cream helps soften the otherwise muscular lift. The mango, pineapple, papaya, nectarine fruit flavors have good thrust and more breadth than the nose suggests. Lacks a classic profile, instead generally satisfying without achieving “wow” status. Seems open for business with no stated closing hour.
89 points