The monopole Premier cru Rechbächel is widely regarded as the noblest “premier cru” of Wachenheim. In fact, only a sweet spot one third of the vineard is bottled for the premier cru, with the rest going into the ortswein (villages) level bottling. I was unable to secure any of this last time around, so folks, don’t miss it this time around…..
“The 2014 Wachenheimer Rechbächel Riesling Trocken PC is a monopole classified as Erste Lage, but at the moment just one-third of the vineyard has been picked for this cru; whereas another, only six-year-old plot is picked for the village wine. The last third will be replanted only next year. The wine has a coolish and very distinctive aroma of ripe and concentrated, also some overripe Riesling berries along with some discreetly sweetish oak flavors; this migrates to a full-bodied, very elegant, finely racy, and complex palate with a lot of power and expression. This is extremely young Riesling with lots of grip and talent that should be kept in the bottle for further development for another 3-5 years. Great aging potential here and almost, if not really, on grand cru level.” 93 points Stephan Reinhardt for the 2014, NOT THE 2015 OFFERED HERE
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