Apparently, their first vintage of Pinot Noir. A.P.
2011 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Spätlese Trocken, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
Richter's wines are some of the best values in German wines available here in the US. This is a dry version with just a touch of age on it. Very nice. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has peaches, wet rocks, spice with the slightest touch of diesel. Medium bodied. On the palate, the peaches carry thru with underlying minerality. This is dry. The finish has some warmth to it. It is drinking well right now, and should continue to do so for the next five years or so. It worked nicely on its own but is better with food. A beet and goat cheese salad was perfect.
Drunk over two consecutive nights, this was a bit better on night 2. Deep golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has pineapple, slight honey, wet rocks and just a bare whiff of petrol. On the palate, this is sweet. Pineapple and some tropical fruits. Nice underlying minerality. Viscous texture. Lingering finish. A very nice wine. This should easily go another decade and probably two. It will work great early or late in a meal and also pair well with fruit salads.
2016 Weingut Clemens Busch Pundericher Marienburg Rothenpfad Riesling Großes Gewächs, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
This was my first time trying this producer. Obviously young, this is drinking with precision but also delicious. Light golden in color. The nose has nice minerality/wet stones with slight grapefruit. On the palate, this has a nice backbone of acidity. It is dry. There is some grapefruit but its mostly about minerality and energy. Long finish. This should continue to improve and mature for five to seven more years and be good for another ten to fifteen after that. It will go with a wide variety of food. Salmon would be a nice choice. Great on its own as well.
Another great showing for this. A tremendous value. Light golden in color with slight green hues. The nose has wet rocks, slight peaches and lemons. Mildly viscous. On the palate, this is crisp and just a bit sweet. The peaches and minerality carry thru. Long finish. This is still young but drinks well. It should easily last another decade. Great on its own and a nice match with a lighter salad.
2015 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken, Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Wine Review
This was a bit shut down on night one, but really opened beautifully on night 2. Light to medium golden in color. The nose has nice minerality along with a bit of pineapple and an interesting slight mint note. On the palate, this is slightly viscous. There is just a hint of sweetness. Good acidity. The pineapple and minerals carry thru along with a touch of Granny Smith apples. Moderate finish. Its probably best at this point to give it a bit of air or just wait a few years on it. It will work great with Thai or Chinese foods. It should last another ten years at least if well stor
From a 375 ML bottle bought on release. Pop and pour. Of course, 2001 was such a great vintage (one of the all time greats). This one is doing fine. Starting to show a bit of maturity but that's fine. Medium golden in color. The nose has slight diesel with wet rocks, lemon peel and slight simple syrup. On the palate, there is some diesel. A bit of sweetness but not a lot for an Auslese. Great acidity. Nice minerality. Long finish. This easily should last a couple more decades. It would be great with Thai food.
2015 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
Nice to check in on this wine after a few years. It is open and drinking beautifully. Richters wines are always good to great, but they are always some of the best values in Germany. This one is no exception. Light golden in color. The nose has slight peach with lots of minerals/wet rocks. With air a bit of floral not comes out. On the palate, this is sweet but not overtly. A reasonable amount for Spatlese. It is crisp with nice peaches and wet rocks. Long finish. This will go with almost any food but will excel with spicy Thai or Indian. It is still young but drinking great and
2015 was a hugely successful year for Richter. They are tight but never really shut down all the way. A bit of air or a decant is a nice idea at this time. Light golden in color. The nose is very pretty with pears, minerals and slight green apple. On the palate, this is sweet with a slightly viscous texture. Good acidity that balances the sweetness quite well. There is depth here with layers of minerals and pears. Long finish. This will go well with a wide variety of foods. From salads to spicy Thai, it should be easy to match. And delicious on its own. Yes, some people insist t
This is drinking well right now if young. It was brought to a Japanese restaurant and worked wonderfully with all of the foods. It is sweet, so if you are not fond of sweet wines, then you may want to pass. Light yellow gold in color. Beautiful nose of minerals/wet stones, grapefruit and a bit of pineapple. Slightly viscous but with good cut to it. Lots of depth as well as width on the palate. The grapefruit dominates here but there is a nice underlying minerality. Good finish. It is delicious but with the right food is where it really shines. This will probably continue to evolve