Friday 10 August 2018
Vacation Wines - No 24 & 25 - 2009 Westhofen Kirchspiel Riesling Trocken, Keller & 2009 Forster Ungeheuer Riesling Spätlese Trocken, Eugen Müller
And the result...?
2009 Westhofen Kirchspiel Riesling Trocken, Keller
A deep, rocky, salty nose with notes of dried lavender honey, pears, cap gun smoke, touch of violets and lots of chrushed minerals. Very deep and fine. A tad restrained.
The taste is young, forceful and driven with notes of dried lemons, dried kiwi, chrushed rocks and a hint of salty licorice. Very acidic at the end. A tad bitter at the very end. Very, very good, although not as great as last time.
92p (tasted 2018/08)
2009 Forster Ungeheuer Riesling Spätlese Trocken, Eugen Müller
A young, handsome, refined nose with notes of grapefruit, fennel seed, slate and dried flowers. Juicy and fine.
The taste is tight and concentrated with notes of chalk, grilled lemons, white peach and dried flowers. A fine acidity at the end. Very fine.
91p (tasted 2018/08)
Two different wines - Keller more intense and forceful but the bitter note at the end of the finish lets me down a bit, while the Müller charms me with outgoing fruit and a fine balance. Two very fine dry Rieslings.