The Musenhang is from limestone soils at the very top of the hill in Forst, right up against the forest. I would say that the Mosbachers are somewhat reknowned for this bottling, as its cool, chiseled limestone punch and citrus fruit freshness offer an undeniably complex Forster experience at a pittance of a ticket price. This bottling is always picked later, and always has a smidge higher acidity than its Erste Lage stablemates. I would say that the ’16 has a gentler sense of attack (8.somethin’ g/L acidity, which ain’t low…) versus the ’15s electric sense of tension (10g/L acidity!), but I think that on a given day and with a given plate, I may prefer the 2016’s inviting sense of playfulness versus the raw power of the 2015. Again, this presents another mixed 6pk opportunity that will offer wonderful comparative tasting. A little * awarded here. 13% alc.
“Mosbacher says she harvested this parcel located high up against the woods 10 or 12 days later than the corresponding Elster, and the result was nearly a degree more of finished alcohol. Fresh lime and green apple are perfumed with lily-of-the-valley and heliotrope. The silky palate features abundant apple and lime juiciness underlain by wet stone, and the refreshingly sustained finish carries with it seductive inner-mouth floral perfume.” 91 points David Schildknecht for the 2014, NOT THE 2015/2016 OFFERED HERE