2014KrugerRumpfMunstererTrocken2014 Weingut Kruger-Rumpf, Riesling, Munsterer Trocken, Nahe, Germany.
One of the best dry Rieslings flying under the radar is Kruger-Rumpf’s Munsterer Trocken, this beauty is a steal and should be bought in large amounts by Riesling fans, this flexible and succulent white offers pretty aromas, bright fruit, savory spices is salty dry, filled with vibrant acidity and steely verve. This is such a complete wine, you won’t believe it is not a Cru, especially attractive is the price and complexity of flavors on offer. The 2014 vintage is not as up front as the last 3 years in Germany, and it’s going to be difficult finding a sweet spot and there is not going to be a lot of choices, but Kruger-Rumpf’s basic dry Riesling is a shinning star and a wine of substance and class, it does everything right and has terroir character, finesse and vivid allure. This little gem starts with tangy citrus, white flowers and rose oil leading to a tart and refreshing/brisk palate of lime, mango, apricot flesh and peach pit along with mixed mineral and stony elements. The mouth feel is sizzling and austere, but the fruit has layers and the wine is in complete balance, I have tasted it twice and it continues to impress and improve, this is stylish dry Riesling that never puts a foot wrong from start to finish, this super effort is a winner and is a great value. Touches of flinty pepper, wet rocks, brine, white tea, sour apple and tropical fruit add to the depth, this is wine for any purpose and in particular will be a go to for some of our Indian Summer nights, but this baby will be great year round, drink from 2016 to 2020, be sure to search this one out!
($22 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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