2017 Keller Westhofen Riesling Auslese (375ml)
Cask sample. 2,600 half bottles. Usually 100% Morstein but this year 80% Morstein (grand cru) and 20% Abts E. Many of the grapes looked like currants. Some botrytis.
Sweet exotic fruit. Passion fruit, apricot, bitter orange, all jumping out of the glass. Still a light oily minerality. Wow, totally exotic fruit on the palate, rich, concentrated but no excess weight thanks to the outstanding acidity. High acid gives electricity on the palate, searing freshness but still remarkably in balance.
Julia Harding - jancisrobinson.com