Winnaar BerlinKabinettCup 2015!
Wine Advocate: “From blue slate soils, the 2014 Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling Kabinett offers a pure and slate-like bouquet with lemon oil flavors. The wine is sweet, very piquant and racy, and dominated by its mineral expression rather than its sweetness of 65 grams per liter. Bottled with 7.5% alcohol, this Kabinett has grip, tension and terroir expression, and reveals a persistent and tension-filled finish.
The alcohol levels are moderate in 2014, which is what makes this a typical Mosel vintage with filigreed structured wines. Harvest started on October 2 and was finished ten days later, whereas still in 2007, the harvest took four weeks. Weiser-Künstler did not produce any predicate above Spätlese in 2014. The family cultivates a total of three hectares, all in top vineyards such as in Enkirch Steffensberg, Zeppwingertand Ellergrub, in Traben the Geispfad and in Wolf the Sonnenlay. From all of the producers in the Middle Mosel, Konstantin Weiser handcrafts the lightest and most delicate Rieslings. If you like the Ruwer style of Maximin Grünhaus, Weiser-Künstler could be an exciting new discovery for you.” 91/100 pts
Mosel Fine Wines (David Rayer and Jean Fisch): “Harvested at a refreshingly moderate 85 Oechsle, this wine offers gorgeous scent of grapefruit, tangerine, peach and loads of herbs wrapped into delicately creamy and spicy herbs on the palate. The wine has the telltale elegance and delicacy which have made the success of the Estate and leaves a gorgeous feel in the ravishing finish, where the sweetness is already impeccably well integrated. This gorgeous wine has made quite some presence which goes beyond that of a crisp and light summer Kabinett, but this beauty fermented to 50 g/l of residual sugar will deliver a great “Spätlese from the 1990s” balance at maturaty 2024-2044” 92/100 pts
“This is another stunning collection by the Weiser-Künstler couple… the whole collection is a must buy.”
Vinous: “There is a winsome combination of delicacy and transparency to stony, alkaline, crystalline nuances in this lusciously, refreshingly apple- and kiwi-filled offering, its sweetness entirely supportive despite an on-paper dauntingly high level of residual sugar. It offers a classic example of Weiser’s ideal and can be expected to gain in interest with a few years of bottle age.” 90/100 pts
Vinous: “Whether bone dry, off-dry or overtly sweet, the Weiser-Künstler wines are characterized by energy, levity and clarity. Gentle handling of the young wines with minimal filtration and modest levels of sulfur all no doubt play positive roles. But there can be little question that the decisive factors are meticulousness in the vineyards – featuring creative and labor-intensive variations on organic viticulture – and the choice of parcels, many of whose vines are nearly old enough to recall the Fin de Siècle era when this stretch of Mosel enjoyed a reputation rivaled by few others.” 6/22/2017