Keller Hubacker Großes Gewächs 2005-2013 (Vinothek, Villa Behr (Wendlingen, Germany)): *** Please see this note only in the context of the whole vertical tasting *** Glass: Schott Zwiesel red wine Clear, medium lemon-golden color with a clean, medium- intense, developing nose. This is quite the opposite of the voluminous 2005. It is very elegant, lean, bone dry with a long finish. It may lack a bit of power on the mid palate, but that’s complaining about first world problems. For some tasters the wine of the evening, but I preferred the 2008 a bit more. Will stay on this level for several years and might develop a bit.
A difficult vintage, heavy rain in early October necessitated draconic selection at harvest, resulting in the lowest yield of the decade for Keller's Hubacker. Medium-intense colour; initial waxy nose opens up to a classic, ripe Riesling profile with good depth, slightly subdued but bright fruit, wonderful freshness and chalky minerality; the palate displays a slightly chewy character, medium weight, intensity and drive, a linear style with marked acidity; slightly blunt finish, cream and lemons. An excellent 2006, just lacks a little finesse. But it should have another five years in it.
Sitron, grapefrukt, honningmelon, bivoks, litt gule epler og hint av hvit pepper. Bra med mineraler. Lang ettersmak, bra syre og fylde. Kompleks og meget god riesling som stadig endrer karakter med luft.
Dry German Riesling (German Wine Society - Washington, DC): Beautifully aromatic: white flowers, pear blossom, slate, intense minerals, salt and lime. Bracing and intense on the palate, with loads of acid and minerals, but the nutty, orange peel, clove and slate flavors give it enough body and richness to make it balanced. Lanolin and slate linger long on the finish. I'm not a huge fan of Großes Gewächs wines, but this is superb. Even though I like to drink GG wines young, this could last for a very long time.
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