November 11, 2021
Weingut Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Thanisch is a classic German Riesling producer. Without being hyperbolic they have garnered as many awards as their name has syllables. Named after the widow (wwe being the German abbreviation) who inherited the estate in the 19th century, Thanisch has been producing wine since 1636. As one of Germany’s most exceptional producers, Thanisch was one of the first estates invited to join the VDP Consortium in 1910, has continued to pursue excellence ever since.
Thanisch holds the crown for highest price ever fetched at auction for a German producer thanks to working entirely with old vines and some of the most lauded vineyards in the Mosel. The wine in question? A bottle of 1921 Berncastler Doctor Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese that had been secretly hidden in their underground cellar for decades.… Read the rest
John Gilman Reviews
The Stunning 2018’s of Schafer-Frohlich
John Gilman offers a welcome alternative to the ripeness-oriented palates of Robert Parker, James Suckling, etc. He’s written his newsletter, A View from the Cellar, from his home in New York and attracted a following as a voice of reason, or at least of classicism. He doesn’t inflate scores like some others and so when we see a high scoring wine (which for him is 90+), we know we should pay attention. He recently reviewed the 2018 German vintage in his recent issue, with particular focus on the wines of Schafer-Frohlich. Read the complete write up below or jump to the web store to purchase!… Read the rest
Click here to see all 14 of the 2016 Prum wines in our January Sale in our web store.
Manfred and Katarina Prum make some of the finest and most sought after wines of the middle-Mosel. We’re adding a number of these great wines to our January sale, all from the excellent 2016 vintage. 2016 is a fantastic vintage to stock up on. We’ve bought a bunch and you should, too—it’s a perfect counterpoint to the ageworthy 2015’s and the somewhat inconsistent (and expensive) 2017’s that are in the pipeline.
Keep reading for more, including details on all of the wines… Read the rest
Introducing the Epic 2016’s From Marcus Molitor
Arriving this month!
Buy Now: 2016 Marcus Molitor Rieslings
There may be no more ambitious winemaker in the world than Marcus Molitor. His determination and drive to make the best possible wines has made him a towering figure in the Mosel, with an impressive, modern winery and holdings in almost every important vineyard in the region. This drive also means there are a lot of different bottlings—Molitor believes that every single sub-parcel and selective pick should be vinified to its utmost potential.
This is the essence of the brilliance of Marcus Molitor. Most winemakers would pick once or twice (or three times) in a vineyard and vinify many lots together—it’s easier and the wines are good. … Read the rest
August 20th, 2018
Joh. Jos. Prum
2016 Mosel Rieslings
In Stock Now!
The JJ Prum wines are reference points for Mosel Riesling. No other producer in the middle Mosel is as respected or collectible. These are some of the most profound and age-worthy white wines in the world and given the status Prum enjoys, are almost miraculous in their pricing.
The 2016 vintage is another marked success for the estate, producing Riesling of beautiful charm and deliciousness. There’s no reason to think that these won’t be wines that improve for three decades, but they’re uncommonly tasty for young JJ Prum. From top to bottom, these are brilliant wines and with the stern 2017’s in the pipeline, definitely the most immediately delicious vintage in many years.… Read the rest