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Top Scores for the 2019 German Vintage!

Harvesting in Erdener Treppchen in Germany's Mosel Valley

With three 2019 vintage wines earning 100 points, we are thrilled to share that the overall scores for the 2019 German wines in our portfolio have never been higher!

Here are a few highlights from JamesSuckling.com, Wine Advocate, Mosel Fine Wines and Jancis Robinson:

JamesSuckling.com

“The 2019 vintage is the best vintage I have ever tasted for German riesling in my four-decade career. The 2019 wines, from dry to classic style with natural grape sweetness are simply astonishing quality, which means 2019 is one of the greatest vintages of modern times and will be remembered for decades, possibility generations. Generally the aromas are delicate and the acidity bright and mineral, yet the wines are also silky in texture. That makes them seriously delicious, although they have great complexity. It was a breathtaking experience to discover this embarrassment of riches!” ~ Stuart Pigott

100 pts – 2019 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese “A breathtaking Mosel Riesling.”

100 pts – 2019 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling TBA “An embryonic masterpiece with live-wire acidity.”

100 pts – 2019 Wittmann Morstein Riesling GG “Let go of the narrow human world and fall into this expansive dry Riesling.”

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Wine Advocate

“The 2019 vintage has produced some of the greatest, finest and most energetic Rieslings of the last 20 years. The finest 2019s are super clear, precise, pure and, strange enough, also coolish on the nose, while the palate reveals the intensity and concentration of a sunny vintage. Here, everything comes together and is balanced and also refined by absolutely incredible energy that is unrivaled. The acidity is enormously vital yet perfectly ripe and refined, giving the wines precision, elegance and finesse that makes their intensity weightless and leads to an exceptional finish and thrilling tension that nourishes my hope for exceptional aging capacity.” ~ Stephan Reinhardt (RobertParker.com)

95-96 pts – 2019 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling GG Alte Reben “Full of tension, finesse and grip.”

97 pts – 2019 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel “A hedonistic Auslese for intellectuals.”

95 pts – Maximin Grünhaus Abtsberg Riesling Kabinett “Concentrated yet fresh and piquant, tensioned and crystalline.”

94+ pts – 2019 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spätlese “Dense, concentrated, rich and generous but fine and elegant.”

98+ pts – 2019 Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg Riesling TBA “A crystalline, sharp, precise and energetic TBA with great finesse.”

95-96+ pts – 2019 Wittmann Morstein Riesling GG “Refined, enormously energetic and silky-textured. Morstein fans should not miss the 2019!”

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Mosel Fine Wines

“A major vintage at Maximin Grünhaus! A remarkably engaging collection of wines which all share the irresistible flavor profile made of blue-berried fruits, elderflower, mint, cream, and citrusy zest which has been at the core of the Estate’s finest collections in the past.” “Zilliken really hit the nail on the head in 2019. The collection is simply superb, where succulent ripe flavors of fruits are beautifully packed into zest and light-footed presence on the palate.”

95 pts – 2019 Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese “This terrific, incredibly subtle Auslese GK-styled wine only needs some patience.”

95 pts – 2019 Fritz Haag Braunberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett “A modern-day fruity-styled classic in the making.. What a success!”

95+ pts – 2019 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Auslese “The finish is hugely long and multi-layered. This classic Auslese only needs a decade of patience.”

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Jancis Robinson

18.5 pts – 2019 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel  “Fresh, delicate…it soars off the palate.”

18 pts – 2019 Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese  “So clean and fresh. This just resonates.”

17.5+ pts – 2019 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Riesling Spätlese  “The rapier-like acidity is admirable. Really rather glorious.”

17 pts – 2019 Wittmann Westhofener Riesling Trocken  “Flirtatious and quite delicate with real focus showcasing limestone. Tingling excitement – stones speak!”

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We are very fond of these legendary wine estates with a history of extraordinary quality and a vision for continuous exploration and innovation. As always, if there’s anything we can do to help you with your wine selections, please let us know.

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