2011KoehlerRuprechtST2011 Weingut Koehler-Ruprecht, Riesling, Kallstadter Saumagen, Spatlese Trocken, Pfalz Germany.
This wine is wickedly sexy and wondrous with lovely texture, vivid flavors and vibrancy, Koehler-Ruprecht crafts some seriously delicious Riesling, especially this Spatlese Trocken from Kallstadter Saumagen in Germany’s Pfalz region. This 2011 version flows with a rich, decadent palate that feels almost creamy, while being lifted by perfectly judged acidity, there is a weight here that gives an impression of sweetness, but is not intrusive or cloying, it is really well balanced with the tangy and zesty side of this wine, the nose is full of citrus, white flowers, crushed stones and briny elements leading to a palate of lime, green apple, peach and kumquat along with savory white tea, wet river rocks, saline, apricot and tropical notes. The play of sweet and sour is near perfect throughout and flinty spices, mineral tones and honey dipped tangerine lingers on the finish. This is really interesting and well fashioned Riesling that has a lot to offer, great now, but should age wonderfully for another decade or more, drink from 2014 to 2026.
($38 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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