Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Auslese Riesling 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Keith Levenberg

This has much of the flesh I found lacking in the Altenberg feinherb last week, though I don't find this quite as exciting this vintage as I did the 2012, which was a thrill ride. Here the personality is more relaxed and laid-back. The sweetness level is what you might call "classic auslese" or close to what other producers bottle as spatlese these days. It tastes sweet without tasting thick or treacly, though it's not a wine where the acid is so sharp it hides the sweetness. It is overtly sweet this year. The fruit is pale and relatively light in weight but the flavors are tropical, more pineapple than orchard fruit. It turns drier on the back end as a result of having a chalky or talc-like powdery sensation emerge, which was also in the Altenberg.

This has much of the flesh I found lacking in the Altenberg feinherb last week, though I don't find this quite as exciting this vintage as I did the 2012, which was a thrill ride. Here the personality is more relaxed and laid-back. The sweetness level is what you might call "classic auslese" or close to what other producers bottle as spatlese these days. It tastes sweet without tasting thick or treacly, though it's not a wine where the acid is so sharp it hides the sweetness. It is overtly sweet this year. The fruit is pale and relatively light in weight but the flavors are tropical, more pineapple than orchard fruit. It turns drier on the back end as a result of having a chalky or talc-like powdery sensation emerge, which was also in the Altenberg.

8.9

David Boileau

Great acidity balance the sweetness. 2015 is not overly aromatic, sweet and sour on the palate. Honeyed green apples at its best.

Great acidity balance the sweetness. 2015 is not overly aromatic, sweet and sour on the palate. Honeyed green apples at its best.

9.5

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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