Robert Weil Kiedricher Riesling Trocken 2015
This is Weil's "villages" level Riesling, the village being Kiedrich. The fruit here comes exclusively from the top, classified sites of Klosterberg, Turmberg and Gräfenberg. It's a blend of younger vine material, as well as well as first-picked parcels from these sites. As you would expect, it has more texture and power than the wine above. It's full of pulpy stone-fruit and citrus rind goodness and is driven by tangy, mineral freshness. There's plenty of flesh but it just dances across the palate. The style is archetypal Rheingau and Kiedrich in particular (i.e. mineral and high grown) and beautifully expresses both its origins and the meticulous culture behind the wine.
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – :The 2015 Kiedrich Klosterberg Riesling Trocken has a bright lime-green color and shows a concentrated, very precise and stony/flinty bouquet of ripe and healthy fruits. The wine is dense and very elegant on the palate, showing a mineral backbone and developing a very good tension; it also has charm and sensuality in the long and compact, dry and firm finish. This is an impressive wine that I haven't tasted this reductive before. However, there is great finesse and vitality too, so this will be an impressive wine in 4-5, surely in ten years.” 92 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate #227, Oct 2016
In a mixed or straight case: $62.69