A bit of sponti reductive aromas (quite common for the Treppchen, I recall the 2015 being that way too…), lead to the hallmark flavors of red fruits, smokiness, and a certain spiciness, all delivered with a sense of precision and light footedness that is remarkable. This is plain outstanding, and a quintessential expression of the Treppchen….! A little * awarded here.
“The 2021er Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese was made from fruit from 80-90-year-old un-grafted vines harvested at 85° Oechsle and was fermented down to sweet levels of residual sugar (70 g/l). It offers a beautifully refined and delicate nose of white peach, gooseberry, mint, lozenge, candied lime, herbs, and dried white flowers. The wine is gorgeously well balanced on the palate as some fine white and yellow fruits interplay with zesty flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon. The finish is very precise, chiseled, and long. This is a great Spätlese in the making. 2031-2046” 93 Mosel Fine Wines