2017 Markus Molitor Bockstein Riesling Spatlese White Kapsel

Riesling - 750ML
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WA 94 VN 93
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2019

The 2017 Riesling Ockfener Bockstein Spätlese (White Capsule) shows a nobly elegant, refined, bright and floral-scented slate bouquet with depth and remarkably fine or subtle intensity. On the palate, this is a finely...
VN 93

Vinous, January 2020

Apple and orange blossoms, chervil and cress anticipate the inner-mouth florality and incisive pungency that prevail on a subtly creamy, buoyant and lusciously apple- and pear-fruited palate. Green tea adds to the wine’s...


Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Riesling
Country Germany
Region Mosel Saar Ruwer
Sub-region Upper Mosel
Appellation Ockfen
Sub-appellation Bockstein
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 10.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2017 Markus Molitor Bockstein Riesling Spatlese White Kapsel, a captivating white wine hailing from the prestigious Mosel Saar Ruwer region in Germany. Crafted by renowned producer Markus Molitor, this Riesling exemplifies the elegance and refinement that the region is celebrated for.

In the glass, this wine glistens with a pale golden hue, enticing the senses with its visual allure. The nose is greeted by a nobly elegant and bright bouquet, exuding delicate floral scents that dance alongside the aromatic essence of slate. Depth and remarkably fine intensity further enhance the olfactory experience, making this wine an enchanting delight.

On the palate, the 2017 Markus Molitor Bockstein Riesling Spatlese continues to impress. It reveals a finely textured and very elegant character, with a piquant and salty dryness that leaves a lasting impression. Concentrated, juicy fruit flavors linger on the tongue, accompanied by a touch of ripe lemon that adds vibrancy and complexity. The wine's remarkable finesse and texture make it a worthy competitor to the esteemed "GG" wines, showcasing its exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

This Riesling's journey concludes with a harmonious and refreshing finish. Mouthwatering salinity intertwines with the lingering taste of wet stone, creating a captivating alliance of flavors. Green tea undertones add an intriguing pungency, while the combination of fruit skin tang and fruit seed piquancy adds depth and dimension.

Acclaimed by critics, the 2017 Markus Molitor Bockstein Riesling Spatlese has received high praise. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive score of 94, praising its elegance, depth, and concentration. Vinous also lauded this wine, giving it a score of 93 and highlighting its floral and pungent qualities.

Indulge in the enchantment of the 2017 Markus Molitor Bockstein Riesling Spatlese White Kapsel, a wine that embodies the essence of Mosel Saar Ruwer and showcases the skill and passion of Markus Molitor. Savor each sip and let this exceptional Riesling transport you to the vineyards of Germany.