2011 Peter Lauer Fass 25 Ayler Riesling

peter lauer 005In case you were wondering about the word “Fass”, it’s a German reference to individual cask numbers, although it is worth noting that the Peter Lauer stable keeps certain sites separate each year even if individual casks are blended to create the finished wine. The 2011 Fass 25 is trocken or dry.

The nose on this is more muted than that of the Fass 6. It throws up some sour apples, basil, kafir lime and unripe passionfruit. A suggestion of cabbage too. It’s a herbaceous and savoury wine with a bit of rock and earth action. Mineral laden I suppose you might say. A pleasant hint of bitterness on the back-palate. Perhaps not quite the same level of detail or amount of endurance as the Fass 6 but rather fascinating all the same. The finish is chalky, showing no sign of sweetness. 92 Very Good

Region: Saar, Mosel, Germany
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $40
Tasted: January 2013


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