2016 Keller Hipping Riesling Grosses Lage
Tangerine, lime, Persian melon and Rainier cherry are fragrantly arrayed in anticipation of a luscious joint performance on this bottling’s silken palate. A smoky, lava salt savor and musky, narcissus-like floral perfume add to its seductive and mouthwatering inner-mouth appeal, while piquant hints of cherry pit and tangerine peel add delightful counterpoint on a buoyant, superbly sustained finish. At 11.5% alcohol and 17 grams of supportive but discreet residual sugar, this beauty – representing an amalgam of two casks – is stylistically very much in the mold of its wonderful vintage 2015 predecessor.
David Schildknecht - Vinous
What a seductive beauty! This combines an ethereal lightness with enormous depth. The spectrum of the aromas is enormous, reaching from ripe peach to white pepper. This may have a couple of grams too much grape sweetness to qualify for Grosses Gewächs status, but it does have a dazzling mineral finish. Drink now and for decades beyond.