September 21, 2019 - Wow, that is an awesome nose. Rich, decadent white fruit, tropical, florals and mineral. Sweet, ripe, round white fruit. There is modest acidity, but I'd like more. Really love that nose.
September 21, 2019 - HDH auction at Spiaggia; 9/19/2019-9/21/2019 (Chicago, IL): #20-02, 7.5% abv. Yeah, that's the stuff. This is unequivocally one of the wines of the vintage. The only problem is that this is still just too young. It's surprisingly fizzy with a good touch of effervescence. The only issue with this wine is that it really is just too young. Good herbs, fruits, and minerality. Needs like 20 years.
August 8, 2019 - Meant to be the wine to manage some of the early spicy Korean treats although I arrived at dinner after those had mostly been consumed. It's still a very nice wine. Great acidity. Easy to drink. Class.
August 6, 2019 - Exceptional. Beautiful clarity, depth, dimension. Fabulous at 18 years. Retains vibrancy, with soft citrus notes, honey, white flower, hay, and mineral tones. Touch of sulfur on opening blows off quickly. Greath finish.
July 28, 2019 - Nose of salt air and peaches. Relatively light weight in mouth. Long elegant finish, with residual sugar well absorbed. Touch of petrol.
P.S. Unusual and sad experience with this bottle. Kept under pristine temperature controlled cellar conditions, but for some reason one day the cork exploded right off the bottle on the shelf with no discernible explanation. Only about about 5 ounces remained in the bottle, but both the wine and the cork (other than being separated from one another!) seemed in perfectly good condition. Very strange.
July 22, 2019 - 8th of 18, pnp, perfect cork and level, as March bottle, yardstick Mosel, young yet. VF (18.5).
June 14, 2019 - Medium golden core. Peach, peach, peach - more peach - then some honey, raspberry and chamomile. Not markedly sweeter than the Spatlese, with crisp acidity. As interesting as the nose is (and it is amazingly complex!), the palate is still surprisingly muted by comparison - simple, stunningly primary, hardly showing any development at all. This is still ridiculously young, and in evident need of more time in the cellar. As the Soup Guy might say: "No soup for you! Come back five years."
April 28, 2019 - Monthly Tasting Group: Rieslings (Ngon Bistro, St. Paul, MN): Light gold color. Drank a glass over 30 plus minutes. Good at the start but really takes off over the first 20 minutes. Still has that great fruit, a bit less on the nose, though it builds, fusil, mineral, peach, candied apricot, orange, slate, perfect balance. Loved it.
March 29, 2019 - 7th of 24, pnp, perfect cork and level, little change from last bottle in 6/18, still in youthful maturity. VF (18.5).
March 15, 2019 - Uncles Fine Wine Spring BYO (Home): Elegant and typical tropical tones. Great balanced with delightful and welcoming fruit. Tropical mix, mango and apricot. The fruit was a bit slimmer than expected in an Auslese.