2015 Schafer Frohlich Bockenauer Felseneck Gg Riesling

Retail: $114.99


per bottle
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98 Pts John Gilman - View from the Cellar


750 mL


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apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey


petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach


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John Gilman - View from the Cellar:

“Along with a few of the GGs from Klaus-Peter Keller, the Schäfer-Fröhlich Felseneck is probably the greatest dry Riesling produced in 2015. This young wine is the stuff that legends are made from, as it soars from the glass in a blaze of grapefruit, tangerine, kaleidoscopic slate minerality, a touch of lavender, wild yeasts, citrus peel, dried flowers and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and laser-like in focus, with a rock solid core, great cut and grip and a very long, seamless, nascently complex and electric finish. Sheer brilliance. 2024-2065.” -John Gilman

Product Description:

"Don’t you just hate Tim Fröhlich? Young, good-looking, talented, and destined for greatness... but we love him anyway, mostly for his incredible Spätlesen and top of the line grosses gewächs wines, which we beg to get a few cases of each year. Although the wines have been very fine since the ‘90s when Tim took over his parents’ estate, we feel that 2006 was the breakthrough year when he achieved a level of breathtaking elegance and poise in his wines that only a few estates ever reach. The 2007s and 2008s were even greater collections; the wines are absolutely electrifying. Low yields, great sites, painstaking vineyard management, perfectionism in the cave, and a veritable lust for minerality are the hallmarks of the style here. As for the most recent vintages from 2009 onward.... dare we say it? Schäfer- Fröhlich is making Rieslings as great—and in some instances better than—any producers in the Nahe. They are some of the most impressive and exciting white wines crafted anywhere. DAVID BOWLER WINE David Bowler Wine • 119 West 23rd Street, Ste 507, New York, NY, 10011 • Tel 212.807.1680 • Fax 212.807.1687 • www.bowlerwine.com DB0065-15 Riesling Dry Estate 2015 12/750 Reg $268 Pre-Sale $224, $212/2 90 points “For the first time in several vintages the Estate Trocken bottling includes some Riesling grapes from younger vines in the Felseneck vineyard. This is a very high class basic Trocken, as it offers up a precise and classy nose of apple, wild yeasts, complex, slatey minerality and a topnote of lemongrass. On the palate the wine is pure, fullish, crisp and filigreed, with a good core, fine focus and bounce, again, a seamless integration of snappy acids and lovely minerality on the long and focused finish. This will be a terrific bargain. 2016-2035+.” -John Gilman “Tim Fröhlich was in an extremely good mood as he pulled back the curtain on his stunning range of 2015ers.... The first Riesling grapes for the dry wines were brought in on the 10th of October this year and parcels were collected as they reached optimum ripeness over the course of the next thirty days, with the very last selections for the GG bottlings being brought in over the course of the first ten days in November. Contrast this with the harvest of 2014, when everything had be to be brought in between the 29th of September and the 19th of October, due to inclement weather and the pressure of rot and it is easy to imagine how much more relaxed the picking was here in 2015. Given fully six weeks to harvest in leisurely and precise fashion, it is not surprising that each and every Schäfer-Fröhlich 2015er that I tasted was showing beautifully and this seems likely to be one of the greatest vintages in the career (thus far) of Tim Fröhlich" Importer




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