GEM-146

Forster Kirchenstuck Riesling Spatlese Trocken ‘Cyriakus’, Eugen Muller

Here’s where the idea of absolute-value comes into play. This wine is, let’s say, about 65% as good as the Great One from von Winning. It costs about 22% as much.

In early the 19th century this was considered the best Riesling site because the grapes consistently reached greater maturity. In the early 20th century the wines were just as expensive as those from the top Rheingau growths.

Soil type: basalt/limestone

Fermentation: barrel

RS: 5.8g/L

TA: 7.9g/L

Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
Germany
Region:
Pfalz
Appellation:
Pfalz
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Sustainable
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

Made in a new 600-liter cask. Huge authority for a ’14; a searching intricate aroma leads into a palate of atmospheres; imagine burning a mineral candle and inhaling the smoke; subtly woodsy and not so subtly salty; it has the ’14 chewiness and density— and also the tannin—and finally a bobcat grace. And a bobcat hunger. — Terry Theise

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
91
Date:
2016-06-27