Gewurztraminer Bollenberg 2014 | RP91
Zusslin's 2014 Gewurztraminer Bollenberg has an intense, straw-golden colour and opens with a deep, clear and flinty bouquet, a smoky complexity and orange/kumquat flavours. Full-bodied and elegant, with a medium-sweet fruit, fine tannins and has a delicate acidity. This is a nicely concentrated, vital and tension-filled Gewurztraminer with a well-structured, mineral finish.
Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett 2015 | RP93
Pure, precise and smoky on the nose where a very clear and aromatic stone fruit aroma is displayed. This is a light to medium-bodied, very clear, fine and salty Riesling with ripe, lush but precise and elegant fruit and crystalline acidity. Gorgeous and very delicate, a true Richter classic for the next 20-30 years. This has 10% alcohol plus 20 grams of "medium-dry" residual sugar.
Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l’Esquerda 2014 | RP91
A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache which comes from one of the most exciting terroirs in the Roussillon: the decomposed granite soils around the village of Lesquerde on the western edge of the Agly Valley. Destemmed and aged all in concrete, it offers loads of minerality and wet earth characteristics, medium-bodied richness, fine tannin, beautiful purity, and tons of black and blue-styled fruits. Reminiscent of a fine St Joseph.
Château Malescot Saint-Exupery Margaux 2012 | RP93
Another great wine in this vintage, the 2012 Malescot offers up tremendous level of black fruits, charcoal and intense, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, sensational purity, low acidity and ripe tannins. It is full-bodied, stunning, multidimensional, and a compelling example of this vintage.
Robert Parker Jr.