Muenchberg (meaning “mountain of the monks”) is one of the most unique Grand Crus of Alsace because of its very particular soil of red sandstone and volcanic sediments. Produced biodynamically, it is full of elegance, purity and minerality - a work of art in the world of wine. An absolute must-try.
Decanter World Wine Awards: Gold Medal 2016
Lovely fresh, vibrant perfume with a lively floral and citrus character. Fine-grained and dense in the mouth with a pronounced salty-mineral quality lifted by very fine acidity. Finishes bright and with very decent length indeed, with a beautiful drink-ability throughout; a delightful Riesling.
Sumptuous nose combines apricot, lime zest, acacia honey and wet stone. Juicy, sweet peach fruit is elegantly carried by a subtle spine of acidity. Mineral and orange components linger on the firm, long finish. Already approachable, but will continue to develop for years.
94 Points - Stephan Reinhart (erobertparker.com)
The 2015 Rheingau Riesling Trocken Lorcher Krone has a very pure and chalky/smoky bouquet with lemon fruit. On the palate, this is a full-bodied, concentrated, round, piquant and well-structured Riesling with a silky texture, but great finesse. The finish is very pure, compact and very salty. This is great dry Riesling from Lorch.
Eva Fricke is a well-established young star, growing only Riesling on the steep slopes of Lorch in Germany's Rheingau region. Some of the vines are more than 45 years old and all Eva Fricke's wines show the minerality of the slate and quartzite soils of the area. This wine is full of citrus flavours with a beautiful mineral finish. The opulent peach-fruit nose shows a tiny hint of sweetness and the exciting tang of passion fruit. Lemon-yellow in colour, this is a delicate and poised wine. Showing hints of peach, tropical fruit and minerality, the foundation of this Riesling is its superb balance between its acidity and a touch of residual sugar: Delicious!
95 Points - James Suckling
A savory / earthy nose with notes of baking bread, crushed stones and lightly toasted almonds over gentle peach blossom, green apple and fresh pear notes. The dry, light bodied palate lends very crisp acid and nervy citrus fruit concentration, finishing long and minerally.
97 Points - James Suckling
The 2014 Riesling Isolation Ridge is redolent of fresh limes, lemongrass and elderflower with crushed rock and grapefruit peel hints. Dry, light-bodied and with a wicked acid backbone it has lifted citrus and mineral flavors with just go on and on!
93 Points - James Suckling
Very attractive clotted cream and lime curd on the nose, gently spicy and really pristine. The palate has a very smooth spicy citrus thread, with saffron, lime curd and lemon; bright and pure, balanced, powerful, terrific sticky wine.
A Riesling of extraordinary concentration, but in the most delicate, refined way imaginable – characteristics suggested by the lovely aroma and confirmed by the powerful, fine, luscious, absolutely bone-dry palate. This is as good as Australian Riesling gets at present…
The vibrant and hugely structured Von Blauem Riesling comes from some of the steepest sites in the Mosel. If any bottle should convince a doubter, this is it! It is just so concentrated, mineral-laden, exiting and dry.