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2016 Weingut Keller Hubacker Riesling Großes Gewächs Rheinhessen
8/29/2020 - micsauer Likes this wine:
94 points
This one has developed extremely well since opening my first bottle approx. 1.5 years ago.
  • micsauer commented:

    9/1/20, 1:31 PM - In my opinion this wine is already fantastic today but will clearly develop much further. I think it will easily hold until 2030 but you should definitely not start at 2030. :-) if you „only“ have a few bottles I would open the first one maybe in 3 years. If you have more, just open one now!

2018 Wittmann Westhofener Morstein Riesling Großes Gewächs Rheinhessen
VDP.VINISSAGE and AUFTAKT TOUR VDP.GROSSE LAGE; 9/1/2019-9/2/2019 (Capital representative office of german telecom, Berlin): One glass, brief note: top of the heap from Wittmann, delicious salty, the pure energy in a wine glass, on one hand on the palate dense and tight stonefruit on the other the pure lingering finesse, once again Reference quality from this vineyard and estate, *(****), 94,95(+) potential
  • micsauer commented:

    10/15/19, 1:12 PM - Thanks for all the notes! Highly appreciated!

2010 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
12/26/2017 - micsauer Likes this wine:
94 points
Fantastic. Full of energy, extremely primary still. Tons of spices and red fruits. Tannins nicely integrated. Don't open one in the next five years!
  • micsauer commented:

    3/24/18, 1:35 PM - @Magnum PI: I am just starting out with CDP and have much more experience drinking Barolo/Barbaresco etc. Nevertheless, drinking the 2010 Beaucastel CDP, it was very obvious that this was still very primary. If you prefer drinking them at >10 years of age I would definitely not open one now. I am pretty sure it will add much more complexity after at least 5 years. I have 3 bottles left in my cellar and I will likely open one every 5 years from now. Hope that helps a bit.

  • micsauer commented:

    4/20/18, 8:32 AM - Sorry for my late reply. I like the 2008 Barolos quite a lot and had a couple of them recently. They are still primary at 10 years of age but drink "unfortunately" extremely well already, so very hard to resist. No rush to open those. The 2009 was a pretty warm vintage. The wines I had so far were pretty broad, more alcoholic and more advanced in their aging process. Some I didn't like too much despite coming from excellent producers (G. Rinaldi, Clerico etc.). I would recommend opening a few to check on those and then decide by yourself how to proceed with them. I fear that some of them never come to a excellent drinking window. Hope that helps.

  • micsauer commented:

    5/10/18, 4:01 AM - Definitely no rush to open the 2006, 2008 or 2010s. They will all be 20 year wines, I am pretty sure. As I mentioned, open one of the 2009 rather sooner than later and see how you like them now. 2007 I am not so sure, haven't had too many to comment on.

1967 Cantina Mascarello Barolo Nebbiolo
11/23/2017 - Isi VJ Likes this wine:
100 points
This is one of the best wine of my life.
Shared by a friends, opened 3h before, need time in the glass.
But there was a moment during the dinner, when I drank and was Beautiful. That the heart was full of joy!
The perfume was classic old Bartolo's Barolo, but the joy was in the palate. A sweet tannins, great acidity. Marzipan. wow!
  • micsauer commented:

    12/12/17, 12:40 PM - Wow - great note! Have one bottiglione in my cellar and am thinking of opening it soon! If you are in Germany - let me know and we open it together ;-)

White - Off-dry
2015 Jos. Christoffel Jr. (Christoffel-Prüm) Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Mosel Saar Ruwer
8/27/2017 - Seth Rosenberg Likes this wine:
92 points
I'd been hearing some news that this producer had improved, so I decided to try a bottle. So it's either that 2015 is just so good that even mediocre producers can make good wine, or they have improved a lot, or both. The nose is fresh with lots of citrus: sweet lime and tangerine -with time a little pineapple and red apple. There's a bit of herbs and some stones/rocks. The palate shows a lot of smoke up front, and then comes the lime and tangerine, followed by the stones and rocks. There is excellent acid/sugar balance here and the mouthfeel is lovely - light and fresh and lip-smackingly delicious. The finish is quite good and lively. This isn't the most complex Spatlese I've had, but it is excellent. Nose - 5/6, Palate - 5/6, Finish - 4.5/6, Je ne Sais Quoi - 1.5/2 = 16/20.
  • micsauer commented:

    8/31/17, 4:35 AM - Why do you think this is a mediocre producer? That producer is consistently ranked as one of the best producers in Germany (e.g. by Gault Millau). Their wines usually sell out very quickly and are much sought after.

2010 Albino Rocca Barbaresco Ronchi Nebbiolo
5/21/2017 - micsauer Likes this wine:
93 points
Wonderful Barbaresco, feminine.
  • micsauer commented:

    6/23/17, 1:30 AM - Yes, relatively young - still very good. I couldn't wait but still have some from the 90s in my cellar and will drink them soon. :-)

2015 Klosterhof Schwedhelm Riesling Schwarzer Herrgott Trocken Pfalz
5/6/2017 - mdefreitas wrote:
Not sure what to think here as this was very closed and ungiving. Good acids, tart and focused, but not a lot of fruit or sap here. This was delivered just under a month ago, so perhaps travel shocked? Not rated.
  • micsauer commented:

    5/9/17, 2:13 AM - Similar experience, gave it the benefit of doubt. I think it is way too young?

2015 Eva Fricke Lorchhäuser Seligmacher Riesling Rheingau
4/18/2017 - micsauer wrote:
88 points
Pale yellow color. Very muted nose with not a lot of fruit. The fruit you could smell was yellow, particularly lemon. The mouthfeel again muted and with yellow fruit. The wine carries just a bit of residual sugar but it is almost a dry wine. I expected a bit more inner sweetness. The aftertaste was considerably tart which I didn't like at all.
The wine is obviously well made, but unfortunately the second wine from Eva Fricke which did not get me excited. Maybe this one was way too young?
  • micsauer commented:

    4/18/17, 2:02 PM - You are right, pretty sure I drank it too early. Will revisit in 5 years!

2011 Giuseppe Rinaldi Nebbiolo Langhe Langhe DOC
12/18/2016 - micsauer Likes this wine:
90 points
What a dark Nebbiolo! The nose is somewhat muted, some red&black berries, dark spices and also a bit of alcohol unfortunately. The palate is at first also a bit muted but then it hits you: Lots of strong spices, tar, dark cherries and pretty big tannins. For me almost too extreme. The aftertaste is then very long.
  • micsauer commented:

    12/18/16, 11:14 AM - Yes I liked it and you are right - the warm vintage is reflected in the wine. However, I would not stock too many in my cellar. I have one bottle left which I am happy with but would not buy more. Drank a lot of worse Lange Nebbiolo.

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