2017 Von Hovel Saar Riesling Feinherb
Apple, lime and almond inform the nose and silken palate of this brightly refreshing bottling that, at 17 grams of residual sugar, exhibits the sort of hidden sweetness that proves especially efficacious when pairing with diverse cuisine. The slate-lined finish is animatingly as well as refreshingly sustained. (The registration number has been noted so as to distinguish this bottling from an eponymous liter bottling.) Drink 2019 - 2020.
David Schildknecht - Vinous
The 2017er Saar Riesling (as it is indicated on the consumer label) comes from the Wiltinger Klosterberg, Krettnacher Euchariusberg and Oberemmeler Karlsberg, and was fermented down to barely off-dry levels (17 g/l of residual sugar). This offers a beautifully racy and comparatively pure nose of pear, vineyard peach, white flowers, some herbal elements and smoky slate. The wine is beautifully light-footed and playful on the nicely zesty and delicately creamy palate and leaves a nicely fruity and mouthwatering feel in the long and engaging finish. This is a gorgeous off-dry Riesling to enjoy mindlessly over the coming years. Now-2022.
Jean Fisch & David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines