2015 Markus Molitor Riesling Alte Reben Mosel

Year: 2015
Appellation: Mosel
Country: Germany
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 90
James Suckling: 94
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 11.5%
Price :

"The 2015 Riesling Alte Reben (formerly known as Alte Reben Mosel) is an old vine selection from crus in Zeltingen, Wehlen and Erden. The wine combines ripe and concentrated Riesling flavors with the typical slate aroma of the Mosel. Highly elegant, with perfectly ripe and balanced fruit and a juicy-piquant, finesse-full finish, this is a picture book dry Mosel Riesling with a lingering salty finish." (WA)

"This dry-tasting Middle Mosel counterpart to Molitor’s “Saar Alte Reben” bottling reflects the full stretch between Ürzig and Wehlen. A mingling of fresh and lightly cooked apple bittersweetly accented with vanilla and apple seeds inhabits a surprisingly lush and creamy yet still refreshingly juicy palate. There is a saliva-inducing mineral-animal savor here, though not as intriguing and striking as that of the corresponding Saar bottling, nor does one experience that wine’s levity or transparency to nuance." (VM)

"This Middle Mosel Alte Reben has a spiciness that the Saar version lacks, as impressive as it is. Serious ripeness and length, but still vibrant and crystal clear. Any time between now and 2030." (JS)