How much more intense can you get?

The answer is ‘None, none more intense’.

Riesling Auslese Kiedrich Grafenberg 2005, Weingut Robet Weil

The nose of this is utterly refined and pure. Sure, it is really minerally and vineyardy, but it just reeks of super-focussed citrus fruit. Amazing, stunning and intense. And yet, it is really buxom, ripe and fruity enough to charm absolutely everyone. A lovely, lovely nose. The palate is really rather sweet, but there is stunning acidity here. The citrus fruit character is amazing. It is super-mineral action on the finish. Incroyable, as my French chums would have us say. The stunning, stunning balance and complexity are truly mind-bendingly wonderful. Super lovely. A long, hilarious life in front of it. I want… no, need a half bottle of this every week for the next 15 years of my life.

  • Jeremy

    Any vintage on that wine or was it a Solera?
    Somehow, Weil has yet to do it for me. And I suspect them of being guilty of premature oxidation. Low sulfur, hence the strong showing in their youth. But perhaps I need to give them another go. Still, Rheingau schmeingau.