Reichsrat Von Buhl Riesling Ungeheuer Forst GG 2016 750ml
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Reichsrat Von Buhl Riesling Ungeheuer Forst GG 2016

Pfalz - Germany

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Rated 94 by James Suckling
The acidity of this dry riesling is so mild (as a result of malolactic fermentation) that it ought to appeal to hardcore chardonnay drinkers, and there’s an impressive balance of power, salty mineral character and delicate fruit aromas. Long, rather subtle finish. Drink or hold.
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
This was raised in a Franconian Doppelstuckfass (from which I last tasted it), which has left behind just a hint of oak resin that is easily integrated into intense site-typical scents and pungent, piquant palate impingement of sage and rosemary, joined by smoky Latakia tobacco and evocations of apple, quince and lychee. The texture here is flatteringly lees-enriched, accompanied by an impressive sense of sheer stuffing without any sense of weight let alone alcohol. (Like most of the dry von Buhl 2016s, Kauffmann estimated that this harbored somewhere between 12.5 and 13% alcohol, adding - hardly for the first time in our acquaintance with one another - “I don’t bother to look at analyses.”) The long finish, absolute dryness notwithstanding, is unusually generous in fruit flavors for a Grosses Gewachs, but without stinting on herbal pungency or stony underpinnings.
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Region: Pfalz

Germany's beautiful wine region of Pfalz is widely regarded as being one of the finest in the country, with a wine culture and history which stretches back to the first century A.D, when Romans brought grape varietals and their extensive knowledge of viticulture to these fertile lands. With a climate highly similar to that of Alsace, and excellent soils found throughout the region, the hundreds of wineries which operate in Pfalz have great success each year when it comes to producing unique and highly characterful wines for global consumption. The excellent climatic conditions also mean that a wide variety of grape species thrives in Pfalz, making this a fascinating region to explore and enjoy, with red and white wines of real elegance and distinction being produced for the global market.

Country: Germany

Despite being known primarily for sweet and semi-sweet white wines, Germany actually produces a surprisingly large and varied range of wines, with many reaching an extremely high standard and being very well received on the world stage. The terrain across much of the southern parts of the country is extremely fertile, with mineral rich soils adding a wonderful edge to already excellent grapes, and thus resulting in delicious and highly elegant white and rosé wines. The climate in many parts of Germany also allows for some more unusual wine-making practices, with certain regions specializing in the highly aromatic and distinctive 'ice-wines' which are gaining popularity by those looking for something a little more intense and unusual. With these wines, the producers allow the grapes to freeze through the early frosts, resulting in a higher sugar content and a fantastic set of flavors and aromas in the finished product. Germany has long since favored quality over quantity, and a new enthusiasm for fine wine within the country is producing truly exciting results, using a blending of traditional and contemporary techniques.