2019 Keller Von der Fels Riesling
It would be no exaggeration to say Weingut Keller consistently produce the finest dry Rieslings in the world, a fact proven year after year since Klaus-Peter Keller took over the reins from his father in 2001. Along with his wife Julia, Klaus-Peter has continued to prioritise the quality of dry wine produced at the estate, and these are now some of the most sought after and collected wines on the planet.
While 85% of the estate consists of Grosse Lage (Grand Cru) sites, only a tiny proportion is labelled as such meaning there are great values to be had with their entry Trocken Riesling, along with the 'baby GG' Von der Fels.
A wine to inhale. A composition of green mint, sage and chalk which would refresh even the most exhausted of olfactory senses. Squeaky clean and fresh on the palate, with an intriguing touch of tropical fruit, sweet lemon too, healthy acidity and chalky mineral finish. Has not quite unfolded its full potential yet. Drink 2021 - 2034.
Michael Schmidt - jancisrobinson.com