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
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
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