2012 Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Auslese trocken “R”


James Suckling: 96/100
Mosel Fine Wines: 95+/100
Wine Advocate: 92/100

“When released in 2018 it could blow your mind, but it will just be beginning its long life.”



Professional reviews:

James Suckling: “A great dry riesling that should convince anyone who thinks only white Burgundy is the real McCoy. Super-ripe apricot and passion-fruit character with impeccable balance and a breathtaking finish. When released in 2018 it could blow your mind, but it will just be beginning its long life.” 96/100

Mosel Fine Wines (David Rayer & Jean Fisch): “The 2012er Kallstadter Saumagen Auslese Trocken R was released commercially in May 2018. It delivers a refined and nicely maturing nose driven by butter cream, cassis, elderberry and a hint of acacia. Candied orange zest, chamomile and white truffle join the party as the wine expands with air. It is intense yet remains strait and racy on the palate as gorgeous flavors of grapefruit and other citrusy fruits give the wine a very primary and youthful side. The finish is all about lime, spices and a touch of salty butter. This great dry Riesling proves already enjoyable now (with enough airing) but will fully blossom after a few more years of bottle aging. 2022-2042” 95+/100

Wine Advocate: “More fresh, lean and precise on the flinty nose than the caramelly regular Auslese is the 2012 Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Auslese trocken R. Bottled with just 12.5% alcohol, it is a lighter but significantly more tension-filled and mineral-flavored Riesling with a young but promising palate. Elegant, lemon-fresh, quite pure, a little bit tannic and very long, this complex wine is still in a valley, but will be back in five years from now. It will go into the market no earlier than 2018 anyway.” 92/100

Vinous (Joel Payne): “Alluring spicy aromas of nectarine, toasted pine nuts and wild herbs. Polished star fruit and understated minerality on the palate, complicated by nut oil. Full yet graceful, with surprising length, this is clearly the finest dry Riesling of the vintage at the estate. It will only be released in 2018.” 90+/100 pts

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