This a personal pet favorite bottling in the entire range….Sourced entirely from the upper slope, slate dominant Himmelsleiter (sky’s ladder) vineyard, I think that this deserves legions of fans. My note: “Outstanding. A bit imploded/reductive/mineral aromatically, leading to a oustanding sense of seamless harmony between its fruit and minerality in the mouth. Even better than the ’15?” I absolutely adore this, and encourage you to dive in if you didn’t already fall in love with the 2015. This is a signature, benchmark bottling in my estimation, and would be my go to reference point for exactly what makes feinherb such a wonderfully unique category of Riesling…..a little * awarded here. 8 g/L acidity, mid 20s RS.
“The 2016er Mülheimer Sonnenlay Feinherb Alte Reben was harvested at 87° Oechsle in the prime Himmelsleiter sector of the vineyard. It offers a gorgeous nose of white and yellow peach, cassis, pear, grapefruit and white flowers. The wine is nicely balanced on the palate, with a nice kick of zesty acidity providing structure and vibrancy right into the elegant and beautifully balanced finish. This only needs a little bit of time to shine. 2021-2031” 91 MFW