2019 J.B. Becker Eltviller Sonnenberg Riesling Spatlese Rheingau, Germany
From the importer Vom Boden "This is very curious, high-toned and super-floral, like licking pollen and other high-toned beautiful things that come from a garden. This in a way feels really ripe (perhaps this is just compared to the more green-apple dominated Kabinetts), with an almost candied lime thing. The flavors are so clear and crystalline: like a bowl of really tart, fresh wonderful things, ripe lime and underripe peach and apricot and pear all right in front of your face. The flavors are all immediate and saturating, this part is very impressive and as much as I'm loathe to worship sites with storied pasts (as things are changing and we have to be honest here), it could be that this - the most famous site HaJo farms, the Eltviller Sonnenberg - really is just a site destined for this type of wine. Are some sites just kind of magical? For all this crystalline exoticism, the wine has definition and lots of curves and finesse. This is the sorta wine that makes me want to drink more Spätlese."