2022 Peter Lauer Ayler Riesling Trocken Fass 25, Mosel, Germany
Think of this as a dry "Barrel X" - it's the village-level dry wine sourced from two sites (Scheidterberg and Rauberg) that circle around the backside of the village. Historically a bit chilly, these sites are now coming into a glorious place - the jaw-dropping quality of "Barrel X" is a testament to these sites. For 2022 this is cut and clear and vigorous with a pronounced acidity (nearly 8 grams?) - old-school Saar! - vB
From Mosel Fine Wines, Issue No. 66: "The 2022er Ayler Riesling No. 25 is a dry wine (with 6 g/l of residual sugar) made from fruit picked on the Scheidterberg and Rauberg side hills. It offers a very herbal and minty nose of wild spices, blackberry, licorice, yuzu, smoke, aniseed, and hot spices. The wine is light-weighted and very spicy on the linear and finely creamy palate. The feeling of acidity is on the lower side, but this is balanced out by mineral, spicy, and salty elements. The finish is nicely dry, broad, and medium long."