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2011 Weiser Kunstler Enkircher Ellergrub Spatlese RieslingRiesling from Germany


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  • 92 Mosel Fine Wines
  • 90+ David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"This beauty is still on the reduced and stinky side at this stage and requires quite some airing to reveal the juicy flavors of bacon, pineapple, and yellow peach. The wine has the presence of an Auslese, with intense, juicy and creamy notes of yellow fruits, yet the finish is incredibly zesty...making it a 'fuller' version of the Kabinett with riper fruits. But it is no less impressive. 2018-2031."

90+ David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"While possessed to a lesser degree of the sort of fermentative shroud that characterized the corresponding Kabinett, Weiser and Kunstler's 2011 Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling Spatlese also shares that wine's delicacy, impeccable sugar-acid balance and refreshing brightness. A honeyed overlay to Persian melon signals the extra degree of ripeness to its fruit, but crisp-edged apple and juicy grapefruit ally with subtle salinity for a mouthwatering finish."

"The 'creative tension' of which I wrote in issue 192 between life- and business-partners Konstantin Weiser and Alexandra Kunstler appears to continue, with Weiser taking the lead in both advocating and shepherding into bottle strikingly low-alcohol and unabashedly sweet wines while Kunstler remains especially focused on dry ones. 'All of our parcels had to be picked selectively this year,' notes Kunstler, 'even those where we harvested Kabinett, because if nothing else there was botrytis to remove first.' As is frequently the case at this address, some wines in the present collection were awkwardly marked by yeasty and fermentative aromas when I tasted them at the end of last summer. I have not had opportunity to revisit these, but they may well be more expressive after their first year in bottle."

Product Detail

Item # 75268
Country Germany
Region Mosel
Sub-Region Mosel

92 - Mosel Fine Wines

90+ - David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2011
Color White
ABV 7.5%
Varietal(s) Riesling
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey
Nose petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach