2015 Markus Molitor Riesling Alte Reben Saar

Year: 2015
Appellation: Saar
Country: Germany
Wine Advocate: 93+
Vinous Media: 92
White Wine
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$24.95

DUE IN: SUMMER 2017

"Sourced entirely from the Ockefen Bockstrein, the 2015 Riesling Alte Reben Saar has a clear, bright, intense and spicy Saar Riesling bouquet with great concentration and attractive flinty slate aromas. On the palate, this dry Riesling is concentrated, rich and powerful but tightly woven, very precise and provided with piquant acidity and very finessed minerality. The finish is intense and compact, indicating great aging potential. This Riesling from approximately 80-year-old vines in the Bockstein grand cru should be cellared for five to seven years at minimum." (WA)

"Sourced – as it has been since the 2012 vintage – from Ockfener Bockstein and Saarburger Rausch, this 2015 entirely surpasses its surprisingly restrained and slightly austere 2014 predecessor. Scents of mint and fresh apple anticipate the juicy, cooling impression on a silken palate, where hints of apple seed add stimulating counterpoint and an umami-rich sweet-saline savor of raw scallop grabs hold of the salivary glands. And despite harboring, at 11.5 percent, a full point higher alcohol than most of Molitor’s dry Kabinetts, this bottling also evinces a welcome sense of levity, coupled with transparency to stony and smoky nuances." (VM)