Wonderfully rich and sweet, yet while this completely coats the palate with superripe apples and honey flavors, it never seems like too much. Despite low acidity, the sweetness is balanced by powerful minerality on the long finish. Imported by Valckenberg International, Inc.
This wine shows the peachy notes of a top vintage, spiked with crushed stone and briny notes. The additional weight shows on the palate, where the wine is broad and mouthcoating yet spicy, peppery and fully dry.
Ebullient floral and honey notes bolster the intense, ripe, fleshy mango and peach flavors in this powerful Riesling. Full bodied and remarkably dry in style, with a richly textured, almost feathered mouthfeel. It finishes exceptionally long, with a bristle of lemon-lime acidity.
Stony and minerally on the nose, followed by gentler whiffs of honey, then finally broad, sweet flavors of ripe apples and pineapples. Mouthfilling and soft, but with balanced acidity and a long, complex finish.
This has the power and weight of the Rheingau, but also the delicate floral nuances of the Mosel. Scents of flower-shop greens, crushed-stone and lime easily glide into flavors of melon and citrus, underscored by a strong mineral component. Long, intense and refreshing on the finish.
Hugely ripe, with 14.5% alcohol and a touch of residual sweetness, but also a richly textured mouthfeel and layers of honey, apricot preserves, slate-driven minerality and spice. It may be a bit precariously balanced, so opt for drinking it over the near term.
A stunning expression of place, very mineral but with enough juicy stone fruit nuances to be immediately likeable. It’s tight and focused, showing excellent balance and a long, perfumed finish. Drink now (think sushi) or stash away for five or more years for a more laid-back style.
What a contrast with Johannishof’s more linear V bottling. The G hits the spot, featuring intense clover-blossom honey, apple and citrus notes. It’s plump in the mouth, medium-bodied but with great balance between acids aand sugars. Finishes long and refreshing, marked by pronounced dry minerality. Drink now–2020.