The nose opens with white flowers, pears, and a background of lemon zest. On the palate the acids are positively zingy. Pears, tart apple, and lemon all play over a background of ginger snaps and white pepper. Drink with fried tenderloin. Recommended. DH WHO: Sybille Kuntz WHAT: Riesling WHERE: Germany,
Lemon-green with a complex and delicate nose showing aromas of grass, smoky minerality and green/citrus fruit. Pure and clean with a refreshing acidity that nicely balances its medium alcohol and body. A very good wine that gives a lot of pleasure. Ioannis Karakasis WHO: Franz Künstler Hochheimer WHAT: Riesling WHERE:
An outstanding wine that exhibits a focused nose offering minerality, quince, flowers and fresh fruit. Medium sweet on palate with plenty of spices and a creamy phenolic texture. Pronounced acidity balances residual sugars, providing long ageing potential. Drink from 2016. Ioannis Karakasis WHO: Franz Künstler Hochheimer WHAT: Riesling, Auler WHERE:
Nose doesn’t offer pure fruit; petrol, peanuts and dried onions are prominent. Much better on the palate, with refreshing acidity delivering flavors of flowers, peach and citrus fruit. Overall a cool climate, focused and well-delineated wine. Ioannis Karakasis WHO: Schloss Vollrads WHAT: Riesling WHERE: Germany, Rheingau WHEN: 2008 HOW MUCH:
Lemon with an expressive nose that offers earthy aromas, smoky minerality and green fruit. Off-dry on palate with a refreshing well-integrated acidity that leads the way to a medium round body. Lighter style than Hölle. Ioannis Karakasis WHO: Franz Künstler Hochheimer WHAT: Riesling WHERE: Germany, Rheingau WHEN: 2007 HOW MUCH:
From the stellar ‘71 vintage. Copper gold in appearance with a medium+ fully developed seductive nose delivering honey, pollen, minerality and green/citrus fruit. Sweet on palate but very elegant. Overall finesse. Ioannis Karakasis WHO: Allendorf Winkeler WHAT: Riesling, trockenbeerenauslese WHERE: Germany, Rheingau WHEN: 1971 HOW MUCH:
Nose offers sweetness of honey and quince backed by citrus/stone fruit. On the palate it is medium dry to medium, with 110 g/l rs that are well balanced by pronounced and lively acidity (9g) tartaric. This is an almost fleshy, medium bodied wine that delivers a long finish. Very young.
Soil in Turmberg is primarily loess and loam, becoming slatey/phyllite going deeper. This results in a focused/restrained nose full of minerality and peach. Off-dry on palate with refreshing acidity that will provide the vessel for long ageing. Concentrated with medium+ body and length. Ioannis Karakasis WHO: Weingut Robert Weil WHAT: