Peter Lauer Barrel X Saar Riesling 2015

9.158 ratings on Delectable
$19.99

This is a beautiful snappy, fresh Riesling that shows all the beauty of the vintage – a dynamic performance of not-quite ripe peach, citrus, and textural minerality. The Barrel X is always astonishingly energetic, juicy, and refreshing with just a touch of sweetness (feinherb).

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Ratings on Delectable

Michael Schamis

A somewhat muted nose at this point with notes of citrus and wet stone. Juicy and quite dry on the palate with lots of minerality. Much dryer on the palate than the 2014 vintage. Light, juicy flavors of lemon, lime and a touch of peach lead to big, bright acidity and lots of crunchy wet stone and slate notes. The finish is long and very crisp with lots of bright acidity. Great sushi pairing for the evening.

A somewhat muted nose at this point with notes of citrus and wet stone. Juicy and quite dry on the palate with lots of minerality. Much dryer on the palate than the 2014 vintage. Light, juicy flavors of lemon, lime and a touch of peach lead to big, bright acidity and lots of crunchy wet stone and slate notes. The finish is long and very crisp with lots of bright acidity. Great sushi pairing for the evening.

9.0

Lance Aker

Sweeter than expected. Probably paired it wrong. Might work well with something spicy.

Sweeter than expected. Probably paired it wrong. Might work well with something spicy.

8.4

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Peter Lauer "Barrel X" from the excellent 2015 vintage...elegant, precise, tense with chipped rock and chalk minerality, loads of juicy lime, sweet ruby grapefruit, and tart apples, with pitch perfect acidity. A steal at about $20, this crushed it with seared scallops. #peterlauer #riesling #saar #mosel

Peter Lauer "Barrel X" from the excellent 2015 vintage...elegant, precise, tense with chipped rock and chalk minerality, loads of juicy lime, sweet ruby grapefruit, and tart apples, with pitch perfect acidity. A steal at about $20, this crushed it with seared scallops. #peterlauer #riesling #saar #mosel

8.9

Jeremy Shanker Delectable Pro

Sommelier at RN74

En magnum!

En magnum!

9.0

Louis Schofield Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

Crazy good value. On the second day the slight touch of residual sugar showed a little more and it got all lime juicy. Insane acid. 10%alc

Crazy good value. On the second day the slight touch of residual sugar showed a little more and it got all lime juicy. Insane acid. 10%alc

9.8

Ryan Brazell Delectable Pro

Rise Over Run

An unreasonable percentage of my expendable income goes to "fine wine", which seems the height of absurdity in light of wines like this. Could drink daily.

An unreasonable percentage of my expendable income goes to "fine wine", which seems the height of absurdity in light of wines like this. Could drink daily.

9.5

Julia Weinberg Delectable Pro

Holy scheisse! If you don't know '15 mosel now you do.

Holy scheisse! If you don't know '15 mosel now you do.

9.5

Erik Nordman

Gahdamnnnn this is some good Riesling. A less sweet, more nervy, pre-war style. Another stellar example of the '15 crop of Rieslings in Germany. Tense with incredible purity and focus. Pours a bright, ever-so-slightly hazy pale straw hue. Concentrated, complex nose of lime, Granny Smith apple, white peach, almost smoky crushed slate minerality, cherry blossom and jasmine floral tones, a slight beeswaxy character, and a touch of petrol as well as some slight leesiness and cardamom spice. On the palate it's more white peach, crushed slate, lime juice, beeswax, and leesiness riding on a wave of high, intense acidity. Medium (-) body with nice oily texture. Just off-dry. Impeccable balance. For under $30 this is a no-brainer. Delicious.

Gahdamnnnn this is some good Riesling. A less sweet, more nervy, pre-war style. Another stellar example of the '15 crop of Rieslings in Germany. Tense with incredible purity and focus. Pours a bright, ever-so-slightly hazy pale straw hue. Concentrated, complex nose of lime, Granny Smith apple, white peach, almost smoky crushed slate minerality, cherry blossom and jasmine floral tones, a slight beeswaxy character, and a touch of petrol as well as some slight leesiness and cardamom spice. On the palate it's more white peach, crushed slate, lime juice, beeswax, and leesiness riding on a wave of high, intense acidity. Medium (-) body with nice oily texture. Just off-dry. Impeccable balance. For under $30 this is a no-brainer. Delicious.

9.3

Severn Goodwin

Yes, you are a very, very beautiful, sexy wine, whaaat under $20?!... Love you Stephen B!

Yes, you are a very, very beautiful, sexy wine, whaaat under $20?!... Love you Stephen B!

9.2

Stuart Pollack

Lovely, acidic Riesling with great minerality. Nose is perfect, with apple notes. There is a slightly oversweet aftertaste that ruins the effect, but still a good value.

Lovely, acidic Riesling with great minerality. Nose is perfect, with apple notes. There is a slightly oversweet aftertaste that ruins the effect, but still a good value.

8.3

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