2014 Dirler-Cadé Riesling Kessler Grand cru Heisse Wanne

2014 Dirler-Cadé Riesling Kessler Grand cru Heisse Wanne


I tasted the ’13 Heisse Wanne, not the ’14. Again, neither vintage is on the export pricelist, Ludivine graciously allowing me to pick the cherries for you. As good as it gets!! For what it is worth, Jean characterizes this as a dry/sec wine; this is also roughly 20% more expensive than the 2012 was ex-cellars…..globally speaking, the ’14s have a bit more enrobing richness with their proper bright acidity.

“Pale straw-green. Very closed aromas of white stone fruits, crystallized ginger and chamomile, lifted by a minty nuance. Rich and round but reticent in the mouth too, entering resolutely dry with plenty of lemony acidity but finishing off-dry with ripe tropical fruit notes. Not presently as open as the Kessler, but with deeper and riper flavors than the Kessler Riesling; the Heisse Wanne plot is located in the heart of the Kessler grand cru and grapes there ripen especially well, making for generally bigger, bolder wines. This one will develop slowly and improve further.” 94 points Ian D’Agata

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