VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHSE 2018: ROSENECK aND SELIGMACHER
"Kesseler has an outstanding, almost dreamlike ROSENECK. As it should be with Kessler, of course the whole thing has a lot of residual sugar. But, compared to the years before, the wines are no longer so extremely powerful in alcohol and sometimes highly concentrated. A clear change of style is noticeable here. The typical fruitiness and harmony is now supported by a new lightness. This is quite wonderful. And it is even more wonderful to feel and taste this with the SELIGMACHER. The word "delicious" is therefore the very best description for this wine. And to all those who consider "delicious" to be degrading or even banal I would like to say that for me this is one of the best terms for a wine at all. I could drink the SELIGMACHER bottle by bottle. And I am sure that it will taste even better in ten years. Either way, for me this is one of the top wines this year and in this region."
www.wuertz-wein.de; "VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHSE 2018", 26.08.2019, Dirk Würtz
VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS: 2018 LORCHHAUSEN SELIGMACHER RIESLING GG
"And I proclaim one wine the winner of the day because I was so impressed with its drinking flow, its depth, its finesse and its elegance. In my opinion it is possible to do different, but not better: August Kesseler: 2018 Lorchhäuser Seligmacher Riesling VDP.GG. A sensation!"
Der Rheingauer Weinschmecker - der Bock-Blog.; "VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS.", 26.08.2019
95-97 Points: 2018 LORCHHAUSEN SELIGMACHER RIESLING GG
"Seligmacher 2018 Riesling August Kesseler: pure drinking flow, elegance, raffinesse, long flavor 95-97"
www.nikos-weinwelten.de; "VDP Großes Gewächs - Super-Jahrgang 2018", 01.09.2019
THE 50 BEST WINES OF GERMANY
Place 20: Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Pinot Noir GG, August Kesseler
"At the end of the 1980s, a German Spätburgunder made an international name for himself: August Kessler's Pinot from the steep slopes of Assmannshausen was an exotic in a wine world that was only just becoming globalised. But the peg he hit still holds true today: "Slate brings Burgundy with incomparable elegance".
Falstaff Magazine Edition 01/2018 (Page 12)
97 Points: 2017 Rüdesheim Berg Schlossberg RIESLING GG
"Still just a whisker of youthful funk, but this has already unfurled a peacock's tail of delicate aromas that range from apple to pineapple. Stunning concentration and brilliance. Sensational balance of bright fruit, underplayed power and mineral acidity. Long aging potential. Drink or hold."
94 POINTS: 2015 RUEDESHEIM BERG ROSENECK GG
„The 2015 Rüdesheim Berg Roseneck Riesling Trocken VDP Grosse Lage has a golden color and a fascinatingly deep, intense and elegant bouquet of ripe Riesling fruits perfectly intermixed with the mineral and herbal/floral flavors of the Roseneck terroir. Full-bodied and very complex on the palate, this Riesling cru is highly elegant and vivacious on the palate, pure and piquant. It reveals a really great and deep soul. It combines power and persistence with elegance, finesse and lightness; the finish is lovely intense and salty. A great Rheingau Riesling with grip, tension and a great ageing potential.“
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