|Germany||2018||Riesling Ellergrub, Weingut Immich-Batterieberg||BT||0 \ 6||6||440.00||12||6||48.888888||94.00||94.00||Riesling Ellergrub, Batterieberg||0.75||30|
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Bottled in late August 2019, this finished with 12.5% alcohol and still left behind an entirely benign – indeed, efficacious – 13 grams of residual sugar. Pear and apple on the nose are wreathed in honeysuckle and significantly marked by the piquancy of their seeds. The lusciousness of fruit and headiness of inner-mouth perfume displayed on a seductively silken palate will come as no surprise to anyone who, like me, preceded the tasting of this wine with a sampling of the estate’s exceptional 2018 vintage “Escheburg” cuvée. And there is even an unexpected sense of buoyancy. Alkaline and stony nuances set up a fascinating, undulating interplay with the fruits and flowers, while the aforementioned piquancy serves for further counterpoint, cutting the wine’s richness, on a superbly sustained, mouthwateringly salt-tinged finish. 2019 - 2035
he 2018er Ellergrub, as it is referred to on the main part of the label, is a barely off-dry wine (with 11 g/l of residual sugar) made from parcels planted with very old un-grafted vines, and was fermented and aged in used barrique and small oak cask for 10 months. It offers a subtly fruity nose made of apricot, lemon, earthy herbs, cardamom, camphor, spices, and licorice. The wine proves rather full-bodied on the palate and leaves a soft and quite intense feel in the long, suave and rather complex finish. A touch of suave smoothness adds to the presence of this ripe expression of Ellergrub in the finish. This dry-tasting Ellergrub may be broader than in recent vintages, but it remains a hugely complex and fascinating expression of Riesling. 2021-2028
Wildflower and waxy notes dress ripe lemons and peaches. The palate has a ripe, glossy texture and very smoothly delivered peach and honey flavors that hold fresh and long. Drink now.