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2016 Keller Morstein Riesling Grosses Gewachs

Rheinhessen, GERMANY
$420. 00 Bottle
$5040.00 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2016 Morstein Riesling GG is deep and mineral on the nose, still pretty reductive and almost leathery but ripe, concentrated and intense. On the palate, this is a powerful, pure and tannic Riesling with good grip, fine tannins and lots of salt. Great tension and very powerful. This promising wine needs some years to show its class. It's rare so if you see the bottle in a restaurant, just buy it to store instead of drink or, even better, order two, one for now, the other for later.
94+ points
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate #233 (Nov 2017)

A powerful, high-toned nose suggests plum distillate, strongly intimating the pit piquancy that emerges on a glossy, glycerol-rich, expansive palate. Buddleia and rosemary flower also waft from the glass and then add inner-mouth allure. There is a remarkable sense of sap and energy to the long, gripping, piquant yet refreshingly limey, juicy finish. Here is another instance where it’s impossible for me to avoid imagining that an extra percentage of alcohol would have driven this highly impressive performance into overly spirituous and outright bitter territory. This year, Keller employed some of his newly acquired, ancient Mosel fuders for fermenting and aging his Morstein, and not surprisingly, he said, “I like the fit.”
94 points
David Schildknecht - Vinous

Still pretty funky (reduction) this needs a couple of years, but it's very powerful and concentrated with the same sleek body as the other 2016 single vineyard dry rieslings from Keller.
96 points

Minerality, fruit, herbs, spices, you name it, Keller’s Morstein has got it. But do not expect an exercise in opulence, as all components are delivered in subtle measures and do not compete, but rather complement each other. A delightful bouquet embraces the fragrance of local orchards as well as citrus fruit, fresh green herbs join sweet spices and a dusty mineral scent. Grapefruit, lemon and lime combine fruity expression with assertive acidity and a zesty tang of piquant peel. A hint of ginger gets the palate tingling, a stony minerality cools off the agitated taste buds. A truly great Riesling, pure and very dry, but too multi-faceted to call it austere.
19 points
Michael Schmidt - jancisrobinson.com