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2015 Markus Molitor Wehlener Klosterbeg Spatlese RieslingRiesling from Germany

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Markus Molitor was just 20 years old in 1984 when he took control of his father's winery. Even at such a young age he had a clear vision of what he wanted to accomplish. His ul...

  • 92 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 90 David Schildknecht - Vinous Media
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"Molitor's 2015 Riesling Wehlener Klosterberg Spatlese (Green Capsule) is very clear & aromatic on the nose & displays a very attractive nectarine aroma intermixed with reductive flinty & yeasty notes. On the palate, this is an intense, dense & mouth-filling Spatlese in the medium-sweet style. Its acidity is fine & piquant & carries the wine into a long & aromatic finish with mouth-watering salinity".

90 David Schildknecht - Vinous Media

"At 10.5% alcohol only barely less buoyant than its 2014 counterpart, this very subtly sweet Spatlese is highly reminiscent of that predecessor in its greenhouse-like aromatic meld of diverse flowers & foliage against a backdrop of damp stone. A polished, soothing, subtly creamy midpalate & finish still deliver generous apple juiciness while preserving nuances of flowers & greenery".

Product Description:

Markus Molitor was just 20 years old in 1984 when he took control of his father's winery. Even at such a young age he had a clear vision of what he wanted to accomplish. His ultimate goal was to produce Rieslings from Germany's famed Mosel region in the family tradition of eight generations before him with a strong dedication to making quality-driven, terroir-specific wines that would be unmistakably characteristic of this unique area.

Markus began with just 1.5 hectares of vineyards in 1984. Over the past 35 years his holdings have grown to 120 hectares and Markus Molitor is now the largest privately-owned winery, family-run vineyard in the Mosel region. 75% of his vineyards are located in Grand-Cru sites along the Middle Mosel river and 25% are located in the Sarre river region. All of the vinyeards are located on steep slopes and many of them are planted with old vines (some of the ungrafted vines are 100 years old). Due to the steepness and age of the vineyards, almost all of the work must be done by hand, guaranteeing the utmost quality in the selection process.
-- Importer

Product Detail

Item # 114348
Country Germany
Region Mosel
Sub-Region Mosel
Ratings

92 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

90 - David Schildknecht - Vinous Media

Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 10.0%
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