A step up from the 2003 offerings from this estate, with clean, vibrant aromas of vanilla, melons and white peaches. Flavors are similar, with just enough citrus to balance the sweetness. It’s plump, yet spry and light on its feet—an attractive combination.
From 60-80-year-old vines, this is a mostly dry Riesling with unusual heft for the Mosel. The aromas start off a bit understated, then open with air to reveal some apple and citrus, but the flavors are more like spiced baked apples and mineral oil. Picks up hints of clover blossom and honey on the steely, lime-driven finish.
From Trittenheim’s most famous vineyard, this is a beautifully balanced, harmonious wine that balances hints of petrol and slate with flavors of honeyed peaches, all while remaining light and spry on the palate.
From 40–70-year-old vines planted on red slate, this is a deeply mineral, almost earthy Riesling, loaded with smoke, diesel and slate aromas and just tinged with apple and citrus. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy, the flavors almost totally dry, the finish finely balanced.
Sweet and full-bodied, this is packed with apple, pear and quince flavors. Initial leesy notes slowly blow off, so decant prior to serving, or age 5–7 years. This is lush rather than classically racy, but still very enjoyable.
Similar to the Alte Reben bottling from the Apotheke vineyard, Clüsserath-Weiler’s HC Riesling combines petrol and mineral oil notes with baked apples and clover blossom, in a slightly more open and obvious manner. It’s slightly oily in texture, ending on notes of crushed stone and grated cinnamon.
The restrained nose shows some white peach notes, lees and stony minerality. This is complex, layered and persistent across the palate, opening up to ample stone fruit flavors, earthy notes, dried herbs and spice. Crisp, with sweetness, moderately concentrated flavors and a rich texture all in balance, if a little loose knit on the finish.