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by Lars Carlberg
August 14th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: 2017 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese

Thanks for your tasting note. The wines are made in an old-fashioned manner. We want subtle, steely, elegant, and light-bodied wines that go down well.
by Lars Carlberg
July 31st, 2020, 2:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Egon Muller pricing
Replies: 54
Views: 3705

Re: Egon Muller pricing

emile bond wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 8:30 am
Claus Jeppesen wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 2:29 am
Price for Scharzhofberg Kabinett increased from 63€ (2018) to 110€ (2019) per 750ml bottle at my dealer
And that is without US tariff.....
See post #32.
by Lars Carlberg
July 31st, 2020, 1:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4646

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

Oh, boy, am I gonna get it in the neck for this one. And I'm not even drunk, either, but I am pissed off. Those of you who get worked up over my Riesling rants, please read no further because this is the f-ing ultimate one. Yesterday I had the 2018 Kuentz-Bas Riesling from Alsace. On the actual lab...
by Lars Carlberg
July 29th, 2020, 2:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Egon Muller pricing
Replies: 54
Views: 3705

Re: Egon Muller pricing

Over the last couple of years, the prices of Egon Müller have gone up significantly even for merchants and restaurants who buy direct.
by Lars Carlberg
June 15th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14091
Views: 686005

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I couldn't pass these up, especially given the price and my worry that I'll start getting priced out of some of other MSR favorites. Loved the couple bottles of Falkenstein I've had in the past but they've been hard to find. That's a nice selection of 2019s. Is that an offer from a shop? So far, on...
by Lars Carlberg
June 15th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 10781

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

The 2019 Euchariusberg Spätlese AP 14 comes from an old-vine parcel nicknamed Ternes. Despite the very low yields, it was enough for one cask. This Spätlese had only 88 degrees Oechsle, so it's lighter than a lot of so-called Kabinetts from the same vintage. I'm really glad you like it. Lars, I'm c...
by Lars Carlberg
June 15th, 2020, 1:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14091
Views: 686005

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Wow [worship.gif] . That is an awesome selection. I am thoroughly jealous. Indeed, the Kabinetts - especially the Alte Reben - are quite special I couldn't pass these up, especially given the price and my worry that I'll start getting priced out of some of other MSR favorites. Loved the couple bott...
by Lars Carlberg
June 14th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 10781

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

The 2019 Euchariusberg Spätlese AP 14 comes from an old-vine parcel nicknamed Ternes. Despite the very low yields, it was enough for one cask. This Spätlese had only 88 degrees Oechsle, so it's lighter than a lot of so-called Kabinetts from the same vintage. I'm really glad you like it.
by Lars Carlberg
April 19th, 2020, 1:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 A.J. Adam Hofberg Riesling "in der Sängerei"
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: TN: 2013 A.J. Adam Hofberg Riesling "in der Sängerei"

Sängerei comes from Senke for "sink," as in a "sunken" or "concaved" part of the south-facing slope in Dhron.
by Lars Carlberg
April 16th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2431

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

AP 12 is also from old vines, even if only the one Euchariusberg Kabinett (AP 8) is designated as “Alte Reben,” because it is made from a plot of ungrafted, old vines. The parcels for both Kabinetts adjoin each other in the prime Großschock sector—the original south-facing slope of Euchariusberg (c...
by Lars Carlberg
April 16th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2431

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

To be fair, I haven't tasted the 2018s of either J.J. Prüm or Peter Lauer, much less compared their Kabinetts or Spätlesen side by side. But I see your point. Perhaps their residually sweet wines are more reductive than those of Egon Müller. Although no one is allowed in the cellar at J.J. Prüm, it'...
by Lars Carlberg
April 15th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2431

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

So true. The winegrowing and -making play such a crucial role. But I find very little in common between the wines of Peter Lauer and J.J. Prüm. Many Lauer wines are dry or off-dry and go through malo. But I would agree that the wines of Egon Müller are different from Peter Lauer. For one, Egon Mülle...
by Lars Carlberg
April 14th, 2020, 2:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2431

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

In my previous post, I went back and added that last line about cooler night temperatures and higher acidity. The higher day and night temperature differences, also known as a higher diurnal temperature variation, is said to preserve acidity (especially malic acids). Saar Riesling tends to have high...
by Lars Carlberg
April 13th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2431

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

Yes, the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region was legally established in 1909. Before then, all the wine was called simply Mosel wine, though, as today, the Saar was often mentioned as a distinct subregion, hence the "Saar und Mosel Weinbau-Karte," which was first published in 1868 (the fourth and last edition ...
by Lars Carlberg
April 13th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2431

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

You're welcome, Howard. That's true. Back then, Erich Weber only produced bone-dry Saar Rieslings. It's about a third of the production nowadays. I hope you can uncork some bottles with your friends later this year. Me too. Thanks. Were you pouring the Rieslingfeier when we were tasting the 2015s? ...
by Lars Carlberg
April 12th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2431

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

Yes, the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region was legally established in 1909. Before then, all the wine was called simply Mosel wine, though, as today, the Saar was often mentioned as a distinct subregion, hence the "Saar und Mosel Weinbau-Karte," which was first published in 1868 (the fourth and last edition w...
by Lars Carlberg
April 12th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2431

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

You're welcome, Howard. That's true. Back then, Erich Weber only produced bone-dry Saar Rieslings. It's about a third of the production nowadays. I hope you can uncork some bottles with your friends later this year.
by Lars Carlberg
April 12th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2431

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

In the last few vintages, there are usually two casks of Euchariusberg Spätlese—AP 6 and 14. AP 14 comes from old vines on the higher and steeper section of the south-facing slope. It can be either the parcel nicknamed Förster or Ternes, or both. It depends on the yield. The grapes from Förster ofte...
by Lars Carlberg
April 11th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2431

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

Thanks, Jim! I don't make the wines. Johannes and Erich Weber are the winemakers, but I did a two-year apprenticeship at Hofgut Falkenstein, and I continue to help in the vineyards and cellar as a full-time employee.
by Lars Carlberg
April 11th, 2020, 3:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 56
Views: 2431

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

That's a good point, Alex. Just to be clear, the first pressing, which includes the free-run juice, is the most gentle and gives the finest must. It's quite a luxury (or sacrifice) to do this. While it's true that the acidity drops when you press harder, it was the extreme drop of acidity with furth...
by Lars Carlberg
February 9th, 2020, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue
Replies: 18
Views: 1604

Re: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue

The Spätlese feinherb wines tend to be a little higher in ripeness levels and a little lower in residual sugar than the Kabinett wines, but there are exceptions.
by Lars Carlberg
February 9th, 2020, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser "Abtsberg" Riesling Spätlese trocken - a masterpiece
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: 1990 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser "Abtsberg" Riesling Spätlese trocken - a masterpiece

There's nothing like old Grünhaus wines, especially from Abtsberg. You'll notice that the label has only 11 percent alcohol. Most dry Kabinetts, much less GGs, have higher alcohol levels.

The longtime cellarmaster was Alfons Heinrich.
by Lars Carlberg
September 19th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Lars Carlberg. ROTWEIN???
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Paging Lars Carlberg. ROTWEIN???

You're welcome. That's great to hear.
by Lars Carlberg
September 19th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Lars Carlberg. ROTWEIN???
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Paging Lars Carlberg. ROTWEIN???

Red Wine . We produce a small amount of red wine from Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder). Beginning with the 2015 vintage, we made a change to our label, because the authorities decided that a high level of shikimic acid in the 2015 reds meant that it couldn’t be Pinot Noir. We didn’t want to bother with t...
by Lars Carlberg
July 28th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

I loaded up on Willi Schaefer. Did some damage on Selbach O. Lars, thanks for reminding me to look for some AJ Adam. Adam was by far the best wines at the Theise tasting. They picked much earlier than others and they nailed it. One thing many probably don't realize is that small estates like Andrea...
by Lars Carlberg
July 28th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

Thanks for posting the photo.
by Lars Carlberg
July 28th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

A quick follow-up to my previous post, we got some much-needed rain. It now stopped. I hope it rains some more but not too much at once. On Instagram, a grower with vines in Valwig posted a photo that shows significant damage to the young grape bunches from the recent heatwave. The damaged grapes we...
by Lars Carlberg
July 28th, 2019, 2:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

As a follow-up to my previous post, there was hail damage in the Trier-Olewig vineyards. It's extremely hot here, with record-breaking temperatures across Germany. Hi Lars, any damage made by the heat wave on the vineyards? How did the people cope with it? I see that it is raining in the Mosel regi...
by Lars Carlberg
July 28th, 2019, 2:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

I loaded up on Willi Schaefer. Did some damage on Selbach O. Lars, thanks for reminding me to look for some AJ Adam. You're welcome, Charlie. Mosel Fine Wines also had high praise for the 2018s from Willi Schaefer and A.J. Adam. Weiser-Künstler and Julian Haart were two other producers from the Mid...
by Lars Carlberg
July 25th, 2019, 12:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

As a follow-up to my previous post, there was hail damage in the Trier-Olewig vineyards.

It's extremely hot here, with record-breaking temperatures across Germany.
by Lars Carlberg
July 12th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2631

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

Yes. Read the following posts. Grunhaus and others too. Yes, I was referring to Maximin Grünhaus in my previous post (#42), but I wasn't sure if it should be made public. There was no news embargo I believe regarding the GG's on the auction. If so, mea culpa... I'm sure it's okay, but I have to be ...
by Lars Carlberg
July 12th, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2631

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

Russell Faulkner wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 3:12 am
Yes. Read the following posts. Grunhaus and others too.
Yes, I was referring to Maximin Grünhaus in my previous post (#42), but I wasn't sure if it should be made public.
by Lars Carlberg
July 12th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

It's good to see that Mosel Fine Wines also liked the 2018s from A.J. Adam and Willi Schaefer. And Falkenstein. Oops. That’s not Terry’s. 😜 Lars, how is 2019 shaping up in the MSR? From what I’m seeing most places on the Continent, it’s been cool (aside from the heat spike) and growth is relatively...
by Lars Carlberg
July 11th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

In Trier, we had light rain this morning. But now we just had a hailstorm.
by Lars Carlberg
July 11th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

Jayson: In early April, about a week before budbreak, it was looking like another very early harvest. By mid-May, that was no longer the case because the weather cooled down, including a late spring frost in the Saar region, which slowed things down. A lot can happen, but the harvest won't be as ear...
by Lars Carlberg
July 11th, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

It's good to see that Mosel Fine Wines also liked the 2018s from A.J. Adam and Willi Schaefer.
by Lars Carlberg
July 10th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2631

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

Joking aside, I've been told that GGs in large format will be offered by a famous estate at this year's Grosser Ring auction in Trier, but not Egon Müller. On my visit to the Scharzhof in April, I was also told that they had one cask earmarked for GG, but the wine was still fermenting and not yet le...
by Lars Carlberg
July 4th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue
Replies: 18
Views: 1604

Re: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue

YLee wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 4:13 am
Lars Carlberg wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 10:27 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 3:36 pm
Will this see U.S. distribution?
Yes, various importers (including MFW Wine Co. and Farm Wine Imports) will offer this wine in the States.
Do you know when it will be offered in the States?
The wines should be offered later this summer.
by Lars Carlberg
July 2nd, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue
Replies: 18
Views: 1604

Re: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 3:36 pm
Will this see U.S. distribution?
Yes, various importers (including MFW Wine Co. and Farm Wine Imports) will offer this wine in the States.
by Lars Carlberg
July 2nd, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue
Replies: 18
Views: 1604

Re: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue

Hi Martin, Thanks, I also let Mosel Fine Wines know that it's from own-rooted vines. No. elf, in Konstanz, only bought one wine but nearly the entire cask—namely, the 2018 Krettnacher Altenberg Kabinett feinherb. Weinkombinat Hugel, in Dresden, still has Onkel Peter (AP 4), but most merchants in Ger...
by Lars Carlberg
July 2nd, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue
Replies: 18
Views: 1604

Re: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue

Hi Martin. It's been a while since we last communicated. I'm glad you like it. The parcel nicknamed Onkel Peter is actually ungrafted old vines.
by Lars Carlberg
April 22nd, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

The omission of A.J. Adam for a second consecutive year in Terry Theise's Germany vintage report is surprising. The 2018s from A.J. Adam are outstanding. At least Terry mentioned Willi Schaefer this year. I thought the 2017s from both estates were excellent.
by Lars Carlberg
April 4th, 2019, 11:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 28
Views: 1696

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

Thanks for relaying the info from KP. I should have asked him myself. On the Vereinigte Hospitien website, they didn't reveal that their part was replanted in 1993 (like most of Goldtröpfchen), despite having already leased the old vines to Julian. Several of the Trier charities made great wines bac...
by Lars Carlberg
April 3rd, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 28
Views: 1696

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

No problem.

It's been a while since I last tasted wines from the Vereinigte Hospitien. I know that they produce a Schubertslay GG.
by Lars Carlberg
April 3rd, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 28
Views: 1696

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

The Schubertslay is owned by the Vereinigte Hospitien. A large part of this steep, terraced site was leased to Julian Haart and now Keller. The Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium, where Karl Marx went to school, is a part of the Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier since 2004. Its main holdings are in Graacher Him...
by Lars Carlberg
October 18th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese feinherb #3
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese feinherb #3

You're welcome, Jayson. It's been a while since I commented on this forum. But I felt it would be easier if I replied to some of the recent threads in regard to Hofgut Falkenstein. Just so you know, we don't delegate the bottling, labeling, or packing to others. We do the work ourselves. I'm the onl...

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