The swoon meter continued to ring off the charts with Tim’s spätlese. Picked 1.5 weeks after the Kabinett, from the very top of the vineyard in the steeps. It is pure silky harmony, quite delicate yet with even more intense minerality. The feat of such intense and complex flavor impact with remarkable lightness of being is masterfully executed here. 9 g/L of acidity here to electrify its 80 g/L residual sugar. Just stunning….another little * here from me, and Amber gave it a Emoji . Again, our push for Mags pushed Tim over the edge, as he hasn’t made mags of his spätlese historically. GET A BUNCH OF 750S, A FEW MAGS, AND THANK ME LATER.
“The Spätlese selection in the Felseneck comes from the very summit of the vineyard, with a due south exposition. The 2015 Spätlese is outstanding, as it has great acidity and mineral drive to gobble up the eighty gramps per liter of residual sugar in this bottling. The nose jumps from the glass in a lovely blend of white cherry, pear, bee pollen, a fine base of slate, wild yeasts and dried flowers in the upper register. On the palate the wine is medium-full, pure and again, marvelously filigreed, with fine complexity and bounce, excellent focus and a long, zesty and elegant finish. Lovely juice. 2019-2050. 93.” John Gilman