2016 Weingut K. Wechsler Riesling Kirchspiel
Riesling - 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WA 93
  • VN 91

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Reg: $54.94

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In Stock: 11 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, September 2017
Grand Cru quality! So concentrated, yet so elegant and subtle. Stunning harmony of fine mirabelle fruit and mineral acidity that runs through the wine from the tip of your tongue to the end of the finish, for which you... Grand Cru quality! So concentrated, yet so elegant and subtle. Stunning harmony of fine mirabelle fruit and mineral acidity that runs through the wine from the tip of your tongue to the end of the finish, for which you have to wait a long, long time. Drink now and for decades.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2017
The 2016 Westhofener Kirchspiel Riesling is a lean and racy classic with a very stony soul and impressive length. Although it fails to really attract me to drink it at this young age, I like the Kirchspiel for its... The 2016 Westhofener Kirchspiel Riesling is a lean and racy classic with a very stony soul and impressive length. Although it fails to really attract me to drink it at this young age, I like the Kirchspiel for its complexity, purity, freshness and mineral tension. For the moment this is no wine for hedonists but rather for monks who believe there will be eternal light one day. There certainly will be. Californian Chardonnay lovers: hands off!- SR
VN 91
Vinous, May 2018
Picked in the last week of October, this reflects what Wechsler called “the most beautiful, perfect grapes I’ve ever harvested,” and offers welcome contrast with the rather too austere character of its vintage 2015... Picked in the last week of October, this reflects what Wechsler called “the most beautiful, perfect grapes I’ve ever harvested,” and offers welcome contrast with the rather too austere character of its vintage 2015 predecessor. Not, mind you, that this 2016 is less than fundamentally firm in feel or lacking in palpable chalky mineral suffusion – on the contrary. But there is welcome generosity of brightly juicy fresh lime and lemon with a suggestion of textural richness, no doubt thanks in part to malolactic transformation as well as to contact with the full lees right up until a mid-July bottling. As the wine takes on air, bittersweet iris and gentian perfume emerge from the glass and waft inner-mouth. Notwithstanding any sense of diaphanousness that this florality might suggest, though, the finish here grips with pithy, piquant intensity and gum- and tongue-clinging alkali, chalk and citrus seed.- DS
Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Rheinhessen
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork