The 2018 Lenchen Spätlese from Peter Jakob Kühn is an outstanding wine. Again, a touch higher in octane than one might expect, coming in at nine percent, but in the warm vintage of 2018 in the Rheingau, this is probably about average. The wine is beautifully refined on the nose, wafting from the glass in a mix of apple, tangerine, a hint of lychee nut, salty soil tones, violets, bee pollen and apple blossoms. The wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and complex on the palate, with a lovely core of fruit, good acids and bounce, beautiful balance and a long, vibrant finish. This wine is a bit weightier than a classic Spätlese, but I love that it still retains the lightness of a classic Spätlese, even at a slightly larger scale. The wine is flat-out delicious! Enjoy between 2021-2055.
- Area: Germany, Rheingau
- Grapes: 100% Riesling