2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Auslese (Forster)
From another old-vines single plot that is located at the peak of the hill on gray slate and quartzite soils, the 2019 Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Auslese #5 Förster opens with stony, herbal and super ripe Riesling notes on the nose, indicating a certain over-ripeness, possibly with a touch of botrytis. Juicy and elegant on the palate, this is a charming and digestible Auslese with a firm finish and some grippy tannins. More rustic than fine.
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Aug 2020)
The 2019er Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Auslese Förster (the reference to this internal cask name is provided in small print on the label) was made from clean fruit harvested early at 92° Oechsle from young vines in the prime Gross Schock sector of the vineyard, and was fermented down to sweet levels of residual sugar (76 g/l of residual sugar). It offers a gorgeous nose made of white peach, pear, apricot blossom, white minerals, herbs, and slate. The wine starts off with a touch of whipped cream on the palate before a great kick of zesty acidity and citrusy fruits brings raciness and energy to the experience. The stunning finish proves tart, sweet, and above all packed with fresh fruits and herbs. This amazing “drinking Auslese” in the making proves simply stunningly light and refreshing!
Jean Fisch & David Rayer - Mosel Fine Wines