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."
99 POINTS: WINERY AUGUST KESSELER 2016 SELIGMACHER
"August Kesseler Winery, 2016 Seligmacher: "Lemon balm, cinnamon, mint, a little nut. Perfect mix of finest fruit and brilliant acidity. A lightning strike from the end of the Rheingau. Spectacular. 99 points." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
94 POINTS: 2015 RÜDESHEIM BERG SCHLOSSBERG RIESLING GG
"Clearly smoky-mineral in a completely youthful stage. Balsamic hints, drupe. On the palate a chunk of wine: respectfully extract deep and dense, feister alcohol, will ripen rather to the mild side." Falstaff Wine Guide. Falstaff Wine Guide 2017 (page 384)
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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