In what is essentially a Grösses Gewächs style botting (Constantin and Dirk could call it that if they wanted to, but prefer the old school way of naming it), this is sourced from relatively young 30-40 year old vines, full of the Domprobst dark side/earthy/bass tones both aromatically and in the mouth. I found this to be crazy crazy complex and classy, with the type of power-meets-finesse in reserve that will go the long haul. When I said that this was my favorite dry wine of the range, Constantin simply looked at me and told me not to underestimate the old man, the WS Uralte Reben…..no matter how you slice it, this is plain fantastic. Tech stats: 9ish g/L acidity, 5g/L RS. This one got a little * in my notes.
“Harvested at over 90° Oechsle, this offers a bright fruit-driven nose of greengage, mango, laurel and dried fruits. This wine is nicely juicy and tart on the palate. Despite quite some aromatic intensity, this remains gorgeously medium-bodied on the palate and shines through complexity rather than power. The finish is nicely persistent, with dry minerals intertwining with fruity flavors in the after-taste of this truly gorgeous dry wine. 2020-2030” 92+ points Mosel Fine Wines