Robert Weil Kiedricher Riesling Trocken 2016
This is Weil’s “villages” level Riesling, the village being Kiedrich. The fruit here comes exclusively from the top, classified, hillside sites of Klosterberg, Turmberg and Gräfenberg. It's a blend of younger vine material, as well as first-picked parcels from these sites. As you would expect from a wine drawn from such sites, this is a massive step up, with considerably more texture, power, class and sense of place than the wine above. It’s full of pulpy stone fruit and citrus rind/grapefruit goodness and is driven by tangy, intense, rocky mineral freshness. There’s plenty of flesh but the wine simply dances across the palate. The style is archetypal Kiedrich (i.e. mineral, high grown and driven) and beautifully expresses both its origins and the meticulous culture behind the wine. Stunning and, dare we say it, every bit as good as the 2015 at this stage.
James Suckling – Quite a serious dry Riesling with very good depth, elegant harmony and some real minerality that carries the long finish. Drink through 2024.” 91 points, Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – “The 2016 Rheingau Kiedricher Riesling Trocken opens with a clear, intense and concentrated bouquet of ripe white and yellow stone fruits. This is a full-bodied, intense and concentrated Riesling with good grip and length. It is powerful but not alcoholic. This wine was fermented in stainless steel (80%) and karate oak (20%). Picked at 93° Oechsle, this is sourced in the younger plots of the crus.” 90 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate #234, December 2017
In a mixed or straight case: $62.69