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2018 WEISSBURGUNDER “T” trocken

The 2018 Weissburgunder trocken (AP 04 19) offers a clear, bright and subtle bouquet of white seed fruits intermixed with delicate lemon, even earthy/mineral (loess) and subtle sur lie notes. Very precise, defined and wonderfully refreshing. Quite dense and rich on the palate, this full-bodied, steel-fermented Pinot Blanc reveals remarkable elegance and balance with a stimulating clear and piquant finish. This is an excellent Pinot Blanc that matches many dishes extremely well. This is actually on the same level as the Deep Blue, thanks to its grip and tension that leads to a serious finish with good length and stimulating mineral freshness. 13% alcohol. Bottled under screwcap. Tasted in August 2019. | Drinking Date 2019-2030
88 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

2018 SPÄTBURGUNDER ROSÉ “T” trocken

The 2018 Spätburgunder Rosé trocken (AP 05 19) displays a dark salmon color and opens with a clear and beautifully aromatic sweet and candied cherry and rose hip bouquet. Creamy and slightly caramelly on the palate, this is a full-bodied yet fruity, elegant and charmingly round pink Pinot whose free-run must was fermented to the Blanc de Noirs Deep Blue (whose release is this autumn), where the macerated part is the base for this savory Rosé that comes in with 13% alcohol but doesn’t weigh heavy. Drink this young. Bottled under screwcap. Tasted in August 2019. | Drinking Date 2019-2030
87 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

2018 DEEP BLUE trocken

Martin Tesch’s recent edition of his highly successful Rosé de Pinot Noirs, the dry 2018 Deep Blue is pale in its color and delicate on the clear nose with its floral-scented red berry aromas. Full-bodied yet delicate and refined on the palate, this is a round and quite powerful yet structured rosé with fine grip and a long, aromatic and even salty finish. The power remains but it’s paired with freshness and elegance. Drink it young. Tasted in October 2019. . | Drinking Date 2019-2024
88 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

2017 DEEP BLUE trocken

Macerated for two to three hours, the 2017 Deep Blue is a clear and fruity, cherry-scented Pinot Noir fermented as white wine. Round and creamy on the palate, this is a medium to full-bodied, elegant and vivacious Pinot with a long and vital mineral finish. This is an excellent gastronomic wine that goes well with many kinds of food. Tasted at the domain in July 2019. The 2018 Deep Blue will be bottled in September and reach the markets later this year. | Drinking Date 2019-2030
89 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

Made from 100% Pinot Noir vinified like white grapes, this refreshingly brisk blanc de noir offers crisp strawberry and lemon flavors. It’s medium bodied and dry in style with delicate hints of earth and spice on the finish. Drink now–2021.
87 | Wine Enthusiast

At once delicate, rich and properly dry, this pale blush wine has an incredibly food-friendly balance. I love the subtle melon aroma and the silky finish. Drink now. Screw cap.
92 | JAMESUCKLING.COM – Stuart Pigott

2018 RIESLING “T” trocken

The 2018 Riesling Trocken (AP 06 19) is a new wine from Martin Tesch, and it ranks between the more simple Liter bottling and the iconic Riesling Unplugged. Sourced from newer vineyards and labeled in frog green, the 2018 represents Tesch’s Nordic Riesling style perfectly. The nose displays a clear, fresh and straight yet intense and stony-scented bouquet with (green) apple, lemon and herbal (sage) aromas intermixed with a hint of oak, although no oak material has been used here. Clear and elegant on the textured and well-balanced palate, this is a medium-bodied and fruity but fine and linear dry Riesling with nice phenolic structure, good mineral freshness and an aromatic, wellstructured and sustainable finish. The acidity is ripe and perfectly integrated into the riper and juicy fruit. If the Unplugged is too radically lean for your taste, try this one—it’s really excellent and more lush and round but, like the Unplugged, leaves the palate with salivating grip and purity. 13% alcohol. Tasted in August 2019. | Drinking Date 2019-2030
89 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

2018 “SONNE” Riesling Beerenauslese

Made for the first time since 2015, Tesch’s 2018 Riesling Beerenauslese “Sonne” (AP 02 19) shows a bright citrus or straw-yellow color and offers a precise, fresh and concentrated yet crystalline Riesling bouquet. Lithe but lush and super delicate on the palate, this is an extremely quaffable Beerenauslese whose sweetness is sweet like raisins and balanced by a zesty piquancy, freshness and finesse like only Riesling can deliver in that context. From a wine that indicates 5.5% alcohol, you’d probably expect a much more concentrated and honey-sweet wine. This one is different: it’s frisky and it’s singing. A gorgeous yet not super profound or complex BA. What a nightcap! Tasted from a 375-milliliter bottle in August 2019. | Drinking Date 2019-2050
93 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

2018 RIESLING UNPLUGGED trocken

Martin Tesch calls his 2018 Riesling Unplugged “the star of the vintage,” and he’s does so with good reasons and even more enthusiasm. The 2018 is one of his best Unpluggeds, along with 2015 and also 2017. Bottled with 12% alcohol, this is a winner from an exceptionally warm and dry vintage. New canopy management (higher leaf walls for more shadow between the rows) brings back the Nordic character of the Unplugged that opens with a pure, straight and refreshing nose of white fruits and lemon aromas. On the palate, this is a light and refreshing but structured and even tensioned dry Riesling with mouthwatering phenolic grip on the stimulating and persistent finish. This wine is clear, linear and elegant as always, with no ornaments, no fat, no palatable sweetness and no compromise. The 2018 Unplugged is a terrific Bauhaus Riesling that seems to celebrate the 100th birthday of the art movement that is as vital as this iconic Nahe wine from Martin Tesch. Yes, a star of the vintage, Dr. Tesch! Tasted in August 2019. | Drinking Date 2019-2030.
90 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

Unplugged refers to musicians playing without electric amplification so that the listener gets the most pure version. It is Tesch’s basic Riesling and a very, very good one. You’d never guess that this wine was a from a vintage often characterized by its heat and resulting wines of high alcohol and low acidity. The wine is light as a feather with precise peach skin aromas and flavors, and overall freshness. Outstanding balance and intensity. 12.0% stated alcohol. Last digits of A.P. Nr.: 08 19.
91/A- | THE FINE WINE REVIEW – Claude Kolm

This may be the entry-level wine but what an array of aromas! It’s like a glorious bouquet of wild flowers. Dry enough to drink with or without food, this is neither austere nor excessively fruity. A certain sudden chalkiness on the end marks it out as perhaps not the most glorious of Martin Tesch’s 2018 Rieslings but this wine is a true delight. VGV at under €10 in Germany. Please let us have it in the UK! 12% | Drink 2019 – 2021.
16 pts. | JANCISROBINSON.COM – Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW

2017 RIESLING UNPLUGGED trocken

The straw-yellow colored 2017 Riesling Unplugged is dry, clear, bright and aromatic on the fresh and slightly greenish shimmering nose. Pure and fresh on the palate, this is a full-bodied classic, racy and bone-dry Riesling that reveals a first maturity. The wine is lean and straight as well as tight and gripping, and it’s provided with good length and tension—a Nordic classic from a warm year. Tasted from AP 10 18 in July 2019. | Drinking Date 2019 -2027.
89 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

Tons of apple, lemon and gooseberry here. Sleek and very crisp, this youthful dry riesling screams out for seafood. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
90 | JAMESUCKLING.COM – Stuart Pigott

2018 LÖHRER BERG Riesling trocken

From loamy-gravelly soils and bottled with 12.5% alcohol in this exceptionally warm vintage, Tesch’s Langenlonsheimer 2018 Löhrer Berg Riesling Trocken (AP 09 19) offers a clear and fresh yet intense nose with citrus and apple aromas intertwined with somewhat reductive (but attractive!) sur lie scents. Lush and round on the palate, this is an intense and elegant, well-structured and slightly tannic yet also juicy and persistent Löhrer Berg whose deep soils were a benefit in dry years such as 2018. The finish is also tight and fresh and reveals nice grip and phenolic structure. Tasted in August 2019. | Drinking Date 2020-2033.
91 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

From loam soils with lots of gravel, this wine has just a slight bit of sweetness betrayed by the delicate acidity. It shows red berry and citric fruits and a light, racy body. Last digits of A.P. Nr: 09 19. 12.5% stated alcohol.
90/B+ | THE FINE WINE REVIEW – Claude Kolm

This means empty mountain. 40-year-old vines on this loamy, gravel-rich site that is particularly fertile. Green juicy apple flavours – bring on the Granny Smiths. Such gorgeous fruit in the middle. Juicy indeed. Neither subtle nor restrained, this should provide early fruity pleasure and more grainy-textured delight in years to come. Very well-judged fruit/acid balance. 12.5% | Drink 2019 – 2025.
16.5 pts.| JANCISROBINSON.COM – Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW

2017 LÖHRER BERG Riesling trocken

From loamy-gravelly soils in Langenlonsheim and a vineyard that was dedicated exclusively to Riesling 330 years ago, the 2017 Löhrer Berg Riesling Trocken is intense, elegant and sober on the spicy-mineral nose that displays ripe and concentrated fruit intertwined with deep earthy and vegetal notes that add depth and complexity. Lush, round and elegant on the palate, this is a fullbodied, dense and juicy dry Riesling with good grip, structure and length. Although the wine shows a certain maturity on the finish, especially compared to 2018, it is still young and needs another year or two to open up. However, it’s a seriously good Riesling bottled with 12.5% alcohol. Bottled under screwcap. Tasted two times in July and August 2019 (AP 05 18). | Drinking Date 2022 -2035.
90 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

A bone-dry riesling that already gives pleasure, thanks to the generous limes and apples and the polish on the medium-bodied palate. Long finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
92 | JAMESUCKLING.COM – Stuart Pigott

One of the Nahe’s oldest vineyards, home to Riesling since 1688. Fertile gravelly loam. 40 year-old vines. Real race and depth on the nose. It’s immediately apparent that this is a step up from Unplugged. A note of white pepper and real breadth on the palate. The extract compensates for the high acidity. More broachable than the Unplugged. Lime crystals (and that’s not just because the label is lime green, I swear). Drink: 2018-2022.
16.5 pts.| JANCISROBINSON.COM – Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW

2018 KRONE Riesling trocken

“The terroir of the Krone [weathered red sandstone and light loam soils] suffered from the drought in 2018, and it wasn’t easy to find the right fruit to produce the wine we want,” says Martin Tesch. Given this reality, his citrus-yellow colored 2018 (Laubenheimer) Krone Riesling Trocken is a remarkable success. The wine shows a pure and flinty, dusty-mineral nose as well as fresh and lemon-scented fruit with good ripeness and concentration. Rich and juicy but elegant and still refreshing on the palate, this is a tightly woven dry Riesling with power, structure and good tension. The mineral freshness and purity are really enormous here. Tasted from AP 11 19 in August 2019. | Drinking Date 2020-2033.
92 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

From weathered red sandstone and light loam soils, the Laubenheimer Krone is light and racy with good acidity and grapefruit and lemon aromas and flavors. 12.5% stated alcohol. Last digits of A.P. Nr.: 11 19.
92/A | THE FINE WINE REVIEW – Claude Kolm

A loess and sandstone south-east-facing slope exposed to considerable wind. Martin Tesch describes the wine as having ‘a somewhat edgy disposition’ in his glamorous tasting booklet but actually on the nose it smells particularly settled. Beautifully balanced ripe Riesling fruit on the nose and almost exhibitionistically fruity on the palate. There is certainly structure here. Lots to chew on the end in fact, so perhaps wait awhile before broaching this particularly persistent wine. 12.5% | Drink 2020 – 2027.
16.5+ pts. | JANCISROBINSON.COM – Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW

2017 KRONE Riesling trocken

From weathered red sandstone and light loam soils, the intensely yellow-colored 2017 (Laubenheimer) Krone Riesling Trocken is deep, ripe and complex on the flinty, refreshing, bright, mineral and citrus-scented nose. Some herbal aromas complete the bouquet of this expressive dry Riesling. Lush, round and intense on the palate, with a linear and finessed, nervy-mineral course on the palate, this is a tight and complex, salty and sustainable dry Riesling with a long and tensioned, crystalline and elegant finish. Still young and compact but sustainable and promising. An excellent effort. Tasted at the domain in July and at home in August 2019 (AP 07 18). | Drinking Date 2022-2040
91 + | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

Effusive lemon-curd note on the nose, then a full, juicy palate with some nice structure, making this an impressive dry riesling. Long, powerful finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
93 | JAMESUCKLING.COM – Stuart Pigott

The golden Crown vineyard is on a steep slope facing south east with a mixture of decalcified loess and weathered sandstone. Wide diurnal temperature variation due to night-time westerlies. Lighter nose than the Löhrer Berg. Lifted and elegant – sort of reminds me of the character of Chassagne’s Caillerets. Then a strong lemon, almost lemon syrup, finish. Warm and rich on the finish. This one builds towards the end. Drink: 2018-2024.
16.5+ pts. | JANCISROBINSON.COM – Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW

2018 KÖNIGSSCHILD Riesling trocken

From limestone soils mixed with loess and loam, Tesch’s 2018 Königsschild Riesling Trocken (AP 10 19) offers a clear, fresh and lemon-scented bouquet that indicates lovely purity and character. Fullbodied, lush and intense, with grip and good freshness, this is a clear, fresh and powerful dry Riesling with some bitters on the finish. The 2018 Königsschild lacks the concentration, tension and length of the 2017, though, and it also doesn’t have the purity and tightly woven length of the new Riesling Trocken. Tasted in August 2019.Drinking Date 2020-2026.
88 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

The Langenlosenheimer Königsschild goes to the level of exciting. From chalk, limestone, and loam soils, this wine is light, elegant, precise with lime and other citric fruits. Last digits of A.P. Nr. 10 19. 13.0% stated alcohol.
93/A | THE FINE WINE REVIEW – Claude Kolm

This is the wine in the Tesch range of single-vineyard, colour-differentiated Rieslings that is in brilliant turquoise. Grown on the ‘King’s Shield’ vineyard south of the Löhrer Berg on limestone with loess and loam. Particularly deep-rooted vines. There is half a per cent more alcohol in this wine than in the rest of the range according to the label but it smells and tastes distinctly ethereal. And bone dry too. This is a bit of a ballet dancer – lissom Riesling. The opposite of pushy. It might well benefit from a little bottle age. 13% | Drink 2020 – 2026.
16.5+ pts. | JANCISROBINSON.COM – Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW

2017 KÖNIGSSCHILD Riesling trocken

From limestone soils mixed with loess and loam, Tesch’s 2017 Königsschild Riesling Trocken is very clear and elegant on the fine, pure and fresh, floral/herbal as well as yeasty nose. Round and fruity on the palate, this is a rather refined and delicate dry Riesling with round and lush, ripe fruit and a finely nervy minerality. The Königsschild is less tight and tensioned than the Löhrer Berg, but it’s a more frisky and filigreed type of Riesling. It’s very elegant and pure and perhaps a more feminine type with remarkable balance and a delicate finish. 12.5% alcohol. Bottled under screwcap. Tasted at the domain in July and at home in August 2019 (AP 06 18). | Drinking Date 2019 -2030.
89 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

Not a blockbuster, but a perfect example of a fine dry Riesling, this is seductive, delivering elegance and a silky texture, showing harmony between ripe orchard fruit and mineral notes, with a vibrant structure and good complexity. Long, lip-smacking finish.
91/100 | Wine Spectator

Whispers of smoke and crushed mineral lend nuance to bristling lemon and lime flavors in this dry, yet lusciously textured Riesling. Its fruit profile is fresh and forward yet it’s a steely, vibrantly mineral wine too.
92/100 | Wine Enthusiast

Another impressive wine from this bone-dry riesling specialist. Still a little shy and funky on the nose, but there’s a very satisfying balance of fresh fruit-salad and elegant acidity on the palate. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
92 | JAMESUCKLING.COM – Stuart Pigott

Brilliant turquoise for the King’s Shield vineyard on a mix of limestone, loess and alluvial loam. The vines here have particularly deep roots. Creamy, almond nose – rather subtle. Then a great wham of fruit on the palate. Very dense and explosive. Quite a showy wine compared with the Krone. Lots to chew on here; a little more astringent than some. This would partner food well. Charcuterie? Very long. Drink: 2018-2023.
17 pts. | JANCISROBINSON.COM – Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW

2018 KARTHÄUSER Riesling trocken

From warm, early-ripening terroir, Tesch’s 2018 Karthäuser Riesling Trocken offers a clear and bright bouquet with intense and ripe fruit aromas but also a distinctive purity and coolish character. Fullbodied and juicy yet fresh and precise, this is a powerful but also well-structured and sustainable dry Riesling cultivated on weathered red sandstone soils. The wine reveals enormous mineral vitality and tension on the sustainable finish, but it also doesn’t deny the sunny vintage. “That’s what we are looking for,” says Martin Tesch. “The vintage is part of the terroir, and I want to smell and sniff the vintage still in ten years from this wine.” He will. Tasted from AP 12 19 in August 2019.
92 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

Tesch’s Laubenheimer Karthäuser is from weathered red sandstone soils. It shows some spice to strawberry and citric fruits, a medium-weight body, good freshness, and notable raciness. Last digits of A.P. Nr. 12 19. 12.5% stated alcohol.
92/A | THE FINE WINE REVIEW – Claude Kolm

The maroon one, grown on a weathered sandstone south-west-facing amphitheatre that’s a little suntrap. The first vineyard to be picked. Fairly broad and rich with a certain graininess of texture and slightly less obvious acidity than some of its stablemates. There’s a little meatiness to this particular Riesling. Distinctive. 12.5% | Drink 2019 – 2025
16.5 pts. | JANCISROBINSON.COM – Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW

2017 KARTHÄUSER Riesling trocken

From a well-protected, southwest-facing vineyard on weathered red sandstone, the early-ripening 2017 Karthäuser Riesling Trocken is very clear and fresh on the deep and intense, complex and wellconcentrated yet precise and spicy, herbal/floral and lemon-scented bouquet with its discreet flinty notes. Full-bodied and round but also pure, fresh and mineral on the palate, this is a complex and pretty powerful dry Riesling with a long and structured, powerful and sustainable finish that also reveals some fine but firm tannins and good acidity. An impressive, terroir-driven and age-worthy Riesling that needs pork rather than just fish as a pairing partner. Tasted two times in July and August 2019 (AP 08 18).
Drinking Date 2022 -2040 | 92 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

Needs some aeration for the wild berries to enrich the intensely herbal bouquet, but there’s already a ton of white peaches on the palate and mineral acidity that energizes this tightly wrapped package. Dramatic and austere finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
93 | JAMESUCKLING.COM – Stuart Pigott

Amphitheatre of weathered sandstone facing south west retains warmth and its grapes are the first to ripen. Broad, earthy nose with immediate appeal on the nose and then very pronounced acidity. Very much a game of two halves, this wine. I’d wait until next year before broaching it to see how the nose and palate integrate. Really vibrant on the palate but the acidity dominates for now. Drink: 2019-2024.
16.5 pts. | JANCISROBINSON.COM – Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW

2018 ST. REMIGIUSBERG Riesling trocken

Tesch’s 2018 St. Remigiusberg Riesling Trocken opens very clear, fresh and pure, with white fruit and mineral notes representing the terroir on weathered volcanic rocks and iron-rich clay soils. Full bodied yet lean and tensioned on the palate, this is a powerful but elegant, tightly woven, crystalline and herbal-flavored Riesling with precisely defined white fruit and remarkable mineral freshness and vitality. This once again is the top wine of the vintage—not only chez Tesch but also in the regional context. Tasted from AP 13 19 in August 2019. | Drinking Date 2019-2030.
93 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

Last, from weathered volcanic soils, the Laubenheimer St. Remigiusberg is light in the mouth with a silk texture, good acidity, finesse, and minerality that needs a bit more time to fully express itself. Last digits of A.P. Nr.: 13 19. 12.5% stated alcohol.
92(+)/A | THE FINE WINE REVIEW – Claude Kolm

The orange one. From a vineyard next to the Karthäuser on weathered volcanic rock and iron-rich clay. Low yields and high extract. Lime syrup – but bone dry and particularly nervy and racy. This is irresistible. Such fine balance and an undertow of dangerous pungency. Drink now or hold. Perhaps my favourite of the bunch – but they are all extremely worthwhile. 12.5% | Drink 2019 – 2029.
17 pts.| JANCISROBINSON.COM – Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW

2017 ST. REMIGIUSBERG Riesling trocken

From a small vineyard adjacent to the Karthäuser on weathered volcanic rocks and iron-rich clay, the citrus-yellow colored 2017 St. Remigiusberg Riesling Trocken opens with a deep, ripe and intense yet remarkably refined and subtle yet complex bouquet with spicy and flinty as well as yeasty notes framing the ripe and elegant Riesling aromas. Lush yet linear, fine and very elegant on the palate, this is an intense and tight, very tensioned and sustainable dry Riesling with a long, dry and promising finish. Still a bit austere, this persistently salty wine will age very well and become more and more fine. Tasted at the domaine and at home in July and August 2019 (AP 09 18). | Drinking Date 2023-2040.
93 | ROBERT PARKER – The Wine Advocate – Stephan Reinhardt

An elegant bone-dry version, with a vibrant, minerally core and flavors of crisp green apple, dried apricot and ruby grapefruit. The long finish is filled with flint and sea salt accents, with some white pepper notes lingering. Savory.
92/100 | Wine-Spectator

Bright tangerine and white-blossom aromas abound in this fresh and fruity, yet impressive dry wine. White-grapefruit and lime flavors are concentrated and pleasantly puckering on the palate, offset by a silky rippling mouthfeel and crisp mineral tones. It is an elegant, substantial wine.
93/100 | Wine-Enthusiast

Here is a great dry white with just 12.5 per cent alcohol, which is rare in the age of climate change. Fine apricots, sleek yet concentrated with a very elegant balance of charm and depth. Really long, filigree finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
95 | JAMESUCKLING.COM – Stuart Pigott

Small vineyard next to the Karthäuser with weathered volcanic rock and iron-rich clay.
Very persuasive and ‚warm‘ on the nose. Real richness on the palate but overlaid with that fine acidity of 2017. Sleek, round fruit that’s very polished and already approachable with some redcurrant fruit. Drink: 2018-2023.
16.5 pts. | JANCISROBINSON.COM – Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW