“If I had to choose one wine to show how great dry German Riesling can be I would choose a Keller Riesling.” – Jancis Robinson
Weingut Keller is an esteemed German wine producer located in the Rheinhessen, Dalsheim. The estate is best known for its range of dry Riesling wines, led by G-Max Riesling.
The G-Max Riesling 2009 is a magical example from Keller Estate. This wine – named after Klaus Peter Keller’s great grandfather George and his son Maximillia – is produced from low-yielding, old vines and has received top scores from a number of critics.
It is also known as the most expensive young dry Riesling ever sold in auctions – a double magnum of G-Max 2009 was sold for €3,998.40 in September 2010. Only six double magnums of G-Max 2009 exist – there were put up for auction that year.
Once you open the bottle of this truly amazing wine, you will taste a simply overwhelming bouquet of pink grapefruit, citrus peel, guava, petrol, complex minerality, wild yeasts, and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied with stunning intensity of flavour, superb mineral drive, perfectly ripe acids and a simply endless finish.
According to John Gilman, the 2009 G-Max is already going to be impossibly hard to find, and has a high potential to be incredibly good with sufficient bottle age. So, let’s know if you manage to buy a bottle for your own cellar!
Amsterdam, September 12th 2019