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2017 Koehler Ruprecht Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Spatlese TrockenRiesling from Germany

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"This historic estate, long managed by the legendary and larger-than-life Bernd Philippi, was purchased in 2009 and since 2011 has been in the dedicated hands of Dominik Sona. ...

  • 92 David Schildknecht - Vinous Media
  • 91+ Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"Sweet corn, grapefruit and unusual hints of carnations and geraniums greet the nose. The palate reflects palpably high extract as well as body born of 13.5% alcohol, yet without heaviness; it feels silken, but there is juicy abundance of white peach, while sizzle of corn shoot and grapefruit zest lend invigorating counterpoint that follows into the persistently juicy finish. A sense of chalk and mineral salt suffusion heightens the wine’s intrigue as well as its sheer sensual appeal."

91+ Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2017 Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Spätlese trocken offers an intense, elegant and slightly caramelly nose of super ripe, thin-skinned yellow fruits. On the palate, this is a fine, vital, nervy and remarkably tensioned dry Riesling with power, salt and length. Slightly bitter from the alcohol. 13.5% alcohol. Tasted from AP 1118 in July 2020."

Product Description:

"This historic estate, long managed by the legendary and larger-than-life Bernd Philippi, was purchased in 2009 and since 2011 has been in the dedicated hands of Dominik Sona. He and his cellar master Franziska Schmitt are intensely hard-working and strictly honor the arch-traditional style of this beautiful, centuries-old cellar.

These are extremely old-school wines from an estate making trocken (dry) wines before it was trendy. In fact, the estate cleaves to the old labeling practice of putting both the pradikät and the trocken designation on each wine (e.g., Auslese Trocken), which the VDP no longer allows; it was one reason they left the consortium after 80 years of membership! Koehler-Ruprecht’s wines are released conspicuously late and are best enjoyed with bottle age, particularly the “R” reserve wines. It is safe to say there are no other wines like these made in Germany—or anywhere." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 122449
Country Germany
Region Pfalz
Sub-Region Pfalz
Ratings

92 - David Schildknecht - Vinous Media

91+ - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color White
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Riesling
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey
Nose petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach