2017 Keller AbtsE Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel
This issued from the upper reaches of the Abtserde – stony and meager in topsoil – and from fruit roughly 25% botrytized. mirabelle, quince and white raisin soar from the rim of the glass. In the mouth, a satiny feel and a hint of oiliness enhance the sense of jellied and dried fruits. But as with the corresponding Spätlese and “regular” Auslese, bright animation and invigorating tactile stimulation emerge, here in the form of sizzling raw ginger and lime peel. There is an almost severe sense of concentration that translates into a gripping, nearly ineradicable finish, accompanied by vibrancy such as runs virtually throughout the vintage 2017 Keller collection, at whatever level of residual sugar. Drink 2019 - 2048.
David Schildknecht - Vinous
The 2017 Gold Kap Auslese from the Abtserde is equally stunning. The bouquet has a gentle and truly beautiful glaze to it, offering up scents of white cherries, yellow plums, honeycomb, citrus blossoms, violets and a lovely undertow of limestone minerality. On the palate the wine is pure, full, complex and very light on its feet, with a lovely core, great grip and length and a very complex, refined and zesty finish. Gorgeous juice
John Gilman - A View From The Cellar