The 80-page strong Issue Table of Contents: 300 mature Riesling (incl. 20 still commercially available!), mainly from 2008 and 1998, a vertical of Keller's G-Max and Coche-Dury's Corton-Charlemagne. Here is what is in store.
The crisp 2008 had the challenging task to coming after the legendary 2007-2006-2005 trio. Over the last few months, we re-tasted over 130 wines from 2008 (including 30 iconic dry Riesling from Germany, France and Austria). This 10-Years-After Retrospective revealed plenty of gorgeous Riesling from 2008 ... including some true modern-day legends.
Our 20-Years-After Retrospective of the 1998 vintage includes over 50 wines re-tasted from this vintage which delivered beauties above all at both extremities of the sugar must scale, namely Kabinett / Spätlese and Eiswein. We look back at the growing conditions and explain the great all-rounder nature of this forgotten vintage.
Mature Riesling is one of the great delights of the world of wine. We provide full detailed tasting notes for 100 wines ranging back to 1937. This cross-section includes mythical wines of utter perfection as well as affordable wines from lesser-known growers. Besides providing data points, we still have not given up on enticing readers to venture into mature Riesling!
We had the unique chance to taste every vintage of the mythical G-Max ever produced (including getting a sneak preview of the 2017er from cask). The results underline the greatness of this wine and yielded our first perfect score for a dry German Riesling.
Corton-Charlemagne? Mosel Fine Wines? Exceptionally, we foray beyond the shores of Riesling and Germany to report on an awe-inspiring tasting of one of the all-time great dry white wines in the world.
“Where can I access mature Riesling?” As an answer to this regular question from our readers, we provide here detailed tasting notes for 20 superb mature Riesling still commercially available including from von Kesselstatt, Markus Molitor and Joh. Jos. Prüm.
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