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2017 Keller Kirchspiel Riesling Grosses Gewachs

Rheinhessen, GERMANY
$220. 00 Bottle
$2640.00 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Ripe and suave with a great balance of peachy fruit, a minty note and really elegant acidity. The long, chalky finish is very graceful. A serious wine that's relatively easy to understand. Drink or hold.
95 points

A definite herbal nose in this vintage. Intensely mineral citrus at its foundation, with a touch of spice that seems to come from the minerality. Wow. This is absolutely stunning in its concentration but it is precise and incredibly pure, very very mineral but still with the elegance of Kirchspiel. There’s power but seemingly without effort, nothing brash or showy, it’s all in the most elegant style. Endlessly long. A fantastic combination of intensity and finesse. A slightly sour-citrus aftertaste – salty – that is perfectly in keeping with the whole. Hard to do this wine justice in a few words but the pedigree of site and winemaker are clear.
19.5/20 points
Julia Harding MW - jancisrobinson.com