Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Nobody – except of the one or the other retailer and all the trainees – will ever know where the expensive, iconic G-Max is sourced from. It's surely from a limestone site but is it Kirchspiel, Morstein, Brunnenhäuschen (Abtserde), Hubacker or another single vineyard site? Try to find it out – it would be a fascinating task since you could not disgrace yourself like I would. The perfume of the 2013 Riesling trocken G-Max is fascinatingly clear, fresh, complex and concentrated: crushed rocks, spinach, basil and spices are intertwined with steely, iron, and chalky aromas but also peach, lemons and paprika. Full-bodied and highly complex, this is a dense, vibrant, extremely tension-filled, electrifying, long-distance runner of a Riesling that is firmly structured and full of citrus flavors in the finish that is extremely long, long, and longer as it leads to a persistently piquant aftertaste. Although I was always a sceptic of legendary wines with no declared origin, this is surely an absolutely fascinating and multilayered wine to keep for at least 5 years.
Mosel Fine Wines: The 2013er G-max has now entered its muted phase as the aromatics are almost non-saying at first. It is only after quite some airing that it reveals an incredibly multi-layered and refreshing nose with plenty of mint, cassis, violet and zesty fruits as well as quite some spices. Its breathtaking and sheer elegance comes true on the palate where the wine combines density and power with superbly refreshing minty and yuzu-driven flavors. The wine retains a most impressive and almost austere side at the moment, and will only fully blossom at maturity, which is not expected to be reached before another solid decade. The endless finish is packed with intensity and salty elements. This extraordinary effort is a magnificent dry Riesling in the making. 2028-2048
Vinous: Unctuous aromas of nectarine, honeysuckle and aniseed, with a hint of lime zest. An almost chewy fruit texture and wet-stone minerality vie for primacy on the palate. With superb precisionand depth and a complex finish, the 2013 G-Max is just beginning to show its potential. Further, its intriguing blend of concentration, lightness and purity make it one of the two or three finest dry Rieslings of the vintage. - Joel B. Payne, März 2015
|Abfüller:||Klaus Peter Keller, Bahnhofstraße 1, 67592 Floersheim-Dalsheim, Deutschland|