Wednesday 15 April 2015

Keller - Seven Bottles From The 2012 Vintage

A couple of weeks ago, at Mirans follow up chapter of my Brunello project, he also poured a LOT of white wines, before we came to the Brunello´s.
Here are some of them...

And if you want to read all there is to know about Keller, look no further than here.

2012 Rieslaner Spätlese, Keller
A young, vigorous, fine nose with notes of pear juice, bay leaves, flowers and gravel. Fine spicy aromas. Very, very good.
The taste is young, tight and elegant with notes of ripe yellow pears, spices, dried flowers and gravel. The finish is very long and crisp. Really fine.
92p   (tasted 2015/03)

2012 Westhofen Morstein GG, Keller 
The nose is very young and restrained, but with some swirls of the glass you can get scents of chalk, white currants, grape and a touch of matchbox. Very refined. This has lots to offer although it needs lots of time.
The taste is young, tight and seedy with notes of white flowers, white and red currants, chalk and almonds. The finish goes on and on and on. A high strung acidity. Sooo good, but it needs at least 6+ years in the cellar.
94p   (tasted 2015/03)

2012 Riesling -RR-, Keller
A very young, focused and intense nose meets you when you put your nose in the glass. Stunning notes of lemon peels, white flowers, slate and a touch of ginger. Some pine forest scents after a while. Really fine.
The taste is elegant and pure with notes of dry white peach, summer flowers, slate and pears. The finish goes on for over a minute. Very, very good. A stunning acidity. Young of course, but oh so lovely already.
93p   (tasted 2015/03)

2012 Nierstein Hipping -R-, Keller
A low keyed, refined nose with gorgeous notes of just ripening peaches, wet asphalt, birch leaves and sweet minerals. Just lovely.
The taste is cool, tight and intense with notes of lemons, lime, birch leaves and lots of crushed rocks. A long, elegant finish with a great acidity kick in the end. This is fine!
92p   (tasted 2015/03)

2012 Nierstein (Hipping) Riesling Kabinett -H-, Keller
This comes from Hipping but according to the German regulations, it can´t be labelled as such, hence the "H" on the label. It has a cool, sandy nose with notes of green apples, gooseberries and a hockey puck! Pure as a mountain river. Great stuff.
The taste is young and cool with notes of gooseberries, rhubarb, sweet lemons and cucumber. A long, medium dry finish with a stunning acidity. Very, very fine.
93p   (tasted 2015/03)

2012 Nierstein (Pettenthal) Riesling Kabinett -P-, Keller
This beauty shows of a deep, penetrating nose with stunning notes of sweet/sour lemons, modelling clay, pear ice cream and lots of crushed rocks. A lovely, wilful nose that leaves a distinct mark on your olfactory senses.
The taste is tight, focused and pure with notes of ripe pears, almond paste, lots of gravel and candied lemon peels. A lovely acidity that marks the long, long finish. This is a stunning example of what Riesling can achieve. Simply marvellous.
96p   (tasted 2015/03)

2012 Nierstein Pettenthal Riesling Spätlese, Keller
A deep, medium dry nose with notes of ripe peaches, lemon candy, warm grass and a lovely after-the-rain scent. Very refined. This is goooood!
The taste is pure as a mountain river with lovely notes of white peaches, sweet lemons, grass and a touch of lemon liquorice. The finish is long, focused and with a gorgeous balance. Very, very fine.
94p   (tasted 2015/03)


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