2019 J.B. Becker Wallufer Walkenberg Alte Reben Riesling Spatlese Trocken Rheingau, Germany

2019 J.B. Becker Wallufer Walkenberg Alte Reben Riesling Spatlese Trocken Rheingau, Germany

$39.99

From their importer Vom Boden: "The nose here is just a shade riper, with tart citrus flirting with barely ripe apricot, heading toward the peach register though highlighted by lemon curd and lemon zest, pretty citrus elements to brighten it up, even the riper twang of a lime. This has more density, for sure, more richness, though it has plenty of definition. Thinking of these wines in the context of the Rheingau is just crazy; my teeth are aching. The whole collection has acids – I should get the numbers here, if Eva hasn’t already sent them [note to reader: I never got any numbers on the acids b/c I'm just too buried in work right now]. There is a limey quality to this, sticky but fresh, gripping, that I really like. These are very damn good. Both Spätlese Trockens clock in at 13% alcohol yet they hold it really well. Holy acids for real. This is crazy good and while the Auslese Trocken is the grander wine, for me this is the top dog in the dry collection for 2019, period."

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