Another first, I am thrilled to be able to offer a great example of the Jesuitengarten, a wine that Jürgen explains as being somewhere between the delicacy of the Freundstück and the implosive power/class of the Kirchenstück. As I am quite late to the 2015 party, with the vast majority of this wine selling out in advance from loyal customers (Jesuitengarten has a huge following among insiders/long time fans of Forst riesling), I can only offer 12 bottles in total of the 2015. The yet-to-be-bottled 2016 will have more availability, and I can only encourage you to seize the opportunity……
2021 Mosbacher Forster Jesuitengarten GG Riesling
I am thrilled to be able to offer a great example of the Jesuitengarten, a wine that Jürgen explains as being somewhere between the delicacy of the Freundstück and the implosive power/class of the Kirchenstück. This wine is always the highest in demand of their GGs, selling out on subscription from loyal customers (Jesuitengarten has a huge following among insiders/long time fans of Forst riesling). In lacy elegance meets power, this is a ballerina of a wine that I simply adore…..get some and thank me later…..a little * awarded here. 13% alcohol.
“How could any white wine drinker not go for this? A classic Pfalz dry riesling with the combination of exotic ripeness, juicy fruit and generous underlying structure that makes these wines so exciting. Very long, crisp, yet expansive finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.” 95 Stuart Piggott
“A haunting nose delivers lavender, sage, iris and chamomile, along with hints of white peach, which lends subsequent juiciness. As with the corresponding 2015, this exhibits an especially flatteringly silken, subtly creamy texture in comparison with the other Mosbacher bottlings. Peach kernel and almond serve for piquant counterpoint, and billowing, bittersweet floral perfume persists inner-mouth. A slight, supportive suggestion of sweetness is engendered in part by much higher residual sugar (at 8.5 grams) than in the other Mosbacher Grosse Gewächse, but also by richness of fruit and sheer extract. The vibrantly sustained finish stimulates in a cooling, resonant manner quite distinctive from the more insistent and tactile sense of herbal and mineral impingement delivered by the corresponding Ungeheuer. This polished performance beautifully illustrates the elegance and eloquence of which the renowned Jesuitengarten is capable.” 94 David Schildknecht for the 2016, NOT THE 2019 OFFERED HERE
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