2017 Keller AbtsE Riesling Auslese
Pale gold. Again the fruit is really exotic here but there’s also a light mineral smokiness, almost dusty/chalky on the nose. Essence of apricots on the palate and even with the extremes of sweetness and acidity it is already in balance even though it is intense and super-concentrated. Tastes as if it has been reduced down to essence of apricot, eye-watering and almost impossible to taste now. My teeth are screaming already at the build-up of acid through this tasting. Succulent, so rich and so fresh, the flavours ring out like bell on a frosty morning.
Julia Harding - jancisrobinson.com
Klaus-Peter noted that the Abtserde Auslese was made almost entirely from shriveled berries in 2017. This wine is a bit more closed on the nose than the Spatlese, but equally pure and vibrant in its constellation of pear, ripe apple, tangerine, limestone minerality, a touch of honeycomb, orange zest and a floral topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, medium-full, refined and nascently complex, with racy acids, laser-like focus and stellar grip on the very, very long, pure and oh, so promising finish. This will probably start to drink well in five or six years, but its true apogee will be a decade or two down the road. Brilliant young wine! 2024-2075.
John Gilman - A View From The Cellar