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Keller Riesling G-Max 2015

Riesling from Rheinhessen, Germany
JG 100
CT 98
MFW 97
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 338588

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$1,895.00
750ml
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100 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2015 G-Max from Klaus-Peter Keller is still a very young wine, but it has lost none of the magic it displayed when I first tasted it at the estate back in the spring of 2016. Two years’ worth of bottle age is just a drop in the bucket for this brilliantly promising young wine, and it has neither closed down nor started to stir in the last twenty-four months. The gorgeous bouquet offers up a youthful blend of tangerine, sweet grapefruit, petrol, wild yeasts, dried flowers and a lovely touch of citrus peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, racy and rock solid at the core, with great focus and grip, a supremely elegant profile and a stunningly long, nascently complex and vibrant finish. As far as I can tell, this remains as perfect today as it did in the spring of 2016 and all that is needed is another decade or so of bottle age! 2030-2075. (May/Jun 2018)"

97.8 points CellarTracker.com community score.

97+ points Mosel Fine Wines: "AP: 53 16. The 2015er G-Max is still fully open for business and develops a most attractive and amazingly aromatic nose of herbs, orange blossom, mint and a touch of passion fruit. The wine starts off on the light and zesty side on the palate, yet gains immensely as it unfolds its density with quite some extract and even a touch of power. All these goodies are beautifully wrapped into some whipped cream and a refreshing sense of acidity. The finish is straight, pure and intense, and lasts for minutes. This is still pretty much work in progress on the palate, and do not hope this to be fully ready before 10 years after the vintage. There is anyway great upside potential in this fascinating dry Riesling. 2025-2050. (Apr 2018)"

19/20 points Michael Schmidt (JancisRobinson.com): "Tasted blind. Is it possible to be unkind to a G-Max? Maybe if you call him untypical for his variety, because you find some aromas more similar to those of a fine Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc than a great Riesling. For sun worshippers the warm and dry summer of 2015 may have been a dream, but it would be wrong to assume that growers could just lie back too. Under these kinds of weather conditions comes a point when acidity levels begin to drop precariously rapidly and grape sugars start speeding up to heights not conducive to grace and elegance. Constant and cautious monitoring by the growers is required to determine that perfect moment when grapes have achieved a balance of constituents that will deliver optimum vibrancy, finesse and harmony in the finished wine. With the G-Max 2015 Klaus Peter Keller has achieved this aim, and although the fruit may be a tad more exotic and the texture a little creamier than in other vintages, the wine is bursting with energy and vitality. The sweet taste of passion fruit and mandarin is perfectly complemented by juicy acidity. Minerality and herbal spices set delightful accents on the long finish. Drink between 2017-2032. (1/14/18)"
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100 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2015 G-Max from Klaus-Peter Keller is still a very young wine, but it has lost none of the magic it displayed when I first tasted it at the estate back in the spring of 2016. Two years’ worth of bottle age is just a drop in the bucket for this brilliantly promising young wine, and it has neither closed down nor started to stir in the last twenty-four months. The gorgeous bouquet offers up a youthful blend of tangerine, sweet grapefruit, petrol, wild yeasts, dried flowers and a lovely touch of citrus peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, racy and rock solid at the core, with great focus and grip, a supremely elegant profile and a stunningly long, nascently complex and vibrant finish. As far as I can tell, this remains as perfect today as it did in the spring of 2016 and all that is needed is another decade or so of bottle age! 2030-2075. (May/Jun 2018)"

97.8 points CellarTracker.com community score.

97+ points Mosel Fine Wines: "AP: 53 16. The 2015er G-Max is still fully open for business and develops a most attractive and amazingly aromatic nose of herbs, orange blossom, mint and a touch of passion fruit. The wine starts off on the light and zesty side on the palate, yet gains immensely as it unfolds its density with quite some extract and even a touch of power. All these goodies are beautifully wrapped into some whipped cream and a refreshing sense of acidity. The finish is straight, pure and intense, and lasts for minutes. This is still pretty much work in progress on the palate, and do not hope this to be fully ready before 10 years after the vintage. There is anyway great upside potential in this fascinating dry Riesling. 2025-2050. (Apr 2018)"

19/20 points Michael Schmidt (JancisRobinson.com): "Tasted blind. Is it possible to be unkind to a G-Max? Maybe if you call him untypical for his variety, because you find some aromas more similar to those of a fine Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc than a great Riesling. For sun worshippers the warm and dry summer of 2015 may have been a dream, but it would be wrong to assume that growers could just lie back too. Under these kinds of weather conditions comes a point when acidity levels begin to drop precariously rapidly and grape sugars start speeding up to heights not conducive to grace and elegance. Constant and cautious monitoring by the growers is required to determine that perfect moment when grapes have achieved a balance of constituents that will deliver optimum vibrancy, finesse and harmony in the finished wine. With the G-Max 2015 Klaus Peter Keller has achieved this aim, and although the fruit may be a tad more exotic and the texture a little creamier than in other vintages, the wine is bursting with energy and vitality. The sweet taste of passion fruit and mandarin is perfectly complemented by juicy acidity. Minerality and herbal spices set delightful accents on the long finish. Drink between 2017-2032. (1/14/18)"
Product SKU 338588
Producer Keller
Country Germany
Region Rheinhessen
Varietal Riesling
Designation Grosses Gewachs|Trocken / Dry
Vintage 2015
Size 750ml
Color White
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