2016 Keller Riesling Trocken
Brilliant pale straw colour with green trimmings around the edges and a watery hue. Ripe red apple top notes intermix with honeysuckle and lime followed by citrus and stony mineral like elements. With an enlivening freshness to it, flavours of lime, crunchy red apples and a dash of honeysuckle race across the palate over a stony mineral back drop. Finishes dry with zesty citrus acidity. Long aftertaste of fresh limes, red apples, citrus and faint honeysuckle infused with a stony minerality.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Marquee producer from Rheinhessen. Crunchy and explosive, but don’t be scared. Lime and green apple, intensity and power through the mid-palate, a chalky texture, stony acidity, and a long savoury and tart finish tweaked with a citrus zest and quinine bitterness. Complex and delicious even now. Drink 2017-2030.
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front