This is a big, powerfully built Riesling, almost oily in texture, with green apple, wet stone and honey notes accented by peppery spice. Long and mouthcoating on the finish; impressive.
Honeyed marmalade and bitter orange-rind flavors are a counterplay of silky-sweet and astringent elements on this dry, but densely textured wine. Full bodied in style, it’s balanced with piercing lemon-lime acidity, with a murmur of slate-like minerality through the finish.
Hints of graphite mark the nose, but this wine is tight and restrained aromatically. Green apple and citrus flavors are crisply defined and tightly focused, ending long, with mouth-tingling acids. Give it another couple of years to develop in the bottle.
Kesseler’s gems are the GG wines, but this is a medium-bodied, cleanly made introduction to the estate. Petrol, apple and wet stone notes are pretty standard Riesling fare, rendered in a crisp, refreshing style.
Honest and clean, with white flower charm and a mouthwatering palate that shows nice honeysuckle and lily character. Quince and beeswax come through on the crisp but slightly sweet finish. Drink now or in 2011.