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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Revelations in Dry German Wines
February 26, 2020



2018 Von Winning Sauvignon Blanc II; Aroma: Clean rather fine, pretty, fresh, lifted clean; Mouth: Juicy bright rather forward, strong, intense juicy needs a time open, flinty and very rich; Very Good Plus 21; Mixed Case, 18.9; Case, 17.85

2018 Keller Riesling Limestone Kabinett; Aroma: flinty, light flinty, bright acid; Mouth: just off dry, clean nice minerality, fleshy articulated; Very Good - Excellent 35; Mixed Case, 31.5; Case, 29.75

2018 Keller Riesling von der Fels; Aroma: bright white peach and acid, light flint, coiled intensity; Mouth: thick rather firm mineral, tight acid dense, firm acid, very textured; Excellent 45; Mixed Case, 40.5; Case, 38.25

2018 Peter Lauer Riesling Kupp Kabinett Fass 8 John Gilman “just beautiful, delivering a marvelous bouquet of tangerine, pink grapefruit, chalky minerality, citrus zest, apple blossoms and an esthery topnote of bee pollen. On the palate the wine is pure, delicate and medium-full, with lovely filigree and grip, great focus and balance, electric acids and a very, very long, complex and dancing finish. A glorious Kabinett!” $37, $33.30, $31.45

2018 Peter Lauer Ayler Riesling Senior Saar, Gilman essentially a dry wine, but not under the Trocken threshold. It is a fine wine in the making, offering up a complex nose of green peach, orange peel, salty minerality, dried flowers and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is crisp, fullish, and beautifully pure on the attack, with vibrant acids, good focus and grip, plenty of mid-palate depth and a long, complex and very classy finish. This is a fine, fine value! $29.99, $26.99, $25.49

2015 Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Fischerei GG Riesling; Aroma: Clean very dense rich red slate, deep, ; Mouth: Fine rather rich, Fine mineral, edgy, bright, a very nice tension between mineral and fruit, open and rich with ages to go; Excellent - Outstanding 40; Mixed Case, 36; Case, 34


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