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by Lars Carlberg
September 19th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Lars Carlberg. ROTWEIN???
Replies: 5
Views: 315

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: 315

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: 4037

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: 4037

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: 4037

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: 4037

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: 4037

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: 4037

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: 2489

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: 2489

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: 4037

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: 4037

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: 4037

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: 4037

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: 2489

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: 13
Views: 950

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: 13
Views: 950

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: 13
Views: 950

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: 13
Views: 950

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: 4037

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: 1510

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: 1510

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: 1510

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: 389

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...
by Lars Carlberg
October 18th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

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 (ca...
by Lars Carlberg
October 18th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1869

Re: Finding Leitz wines

Sounds good. In NYC, Chambers Street Wines still has some selections, as do other wine shops, like Flatiron Wines & Spirits. Boston, Chicago, and the Bay Area are the other big markets for our wines in the States. Lars, I can attest that the Falkenstein wines are *everywhere* in Boston. I'll admit ...
by Lars Carlberg
October 18th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1869

Re: Finding Leitz wines

Sorry to hear that, Robert. But being based in NYC gives you an excellent selection of Hofgut Falkenstein. The smaller markets usually select only a few wines. Oh I am not complaining...very happy you sell out quickly in NYC hence the reason for the full U.S. buying strategy. It also helps to have ...
by Lars Carlberg
October 18th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1869

Re: Finding Leitz wines

Sorry to hear that, Robert. But being based in NYC gives you an excellent selection of Hofgut Falkenstein. The smaller markets usually select only a few wines.
by Lars Carlberg
October 18th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese feinherb #3
Replies: 8
Views: 389

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

Because we do cask-by-cask bottlings and each cask varies a little in size, there can be a discrepancy between the number on the cork and the label. The number on the label takes precedence over the one on the cork when this does occur. Our Spätlese feinherb bottlings tend to be between 30 and 40 g/...
by Lars Carlberg
October 18th, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1869

Re: Finding Leitz wines

They may be small, but on the other hand, vom Boden is not exactly a behemoth, and yet I'm able to reliably find their producers at major NY retailers and on wine-searcher, including Falkenstein, Weiser-Kunstler, Vollenweider, Lauer, to name a few. And I can reliably find most wines from their enti...
by Lars Carlberg
August 12th, 2017, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?
Replies: 124
Views: 6540

What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?

Robert Sand wrote:
James Billy wrote:Clos Ste Hune is rich up there. G-max wherever it is?
G-Max is no vineyard but a selection from old vines.
I prefer the Morstein.
As I understand it, G-Max comes from an undisclosed plot with old vines.
by Lars Carlberg
August 9th, 2017, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?
Replies: 124
Views: 6540

What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?

The owner is Albert Behler, a nephew of Christoph Tyrell and the President and CEO of Paramount Group, Inc., in New York.
by Lars Carlberg
August 9th, 2017, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?
Replies: 124
Views: 6540

What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?

As a follow-up to post #73 , Mosel Fine Wines rated both the Scharzhofberg Kabinett and Kabinett S (from Krettnacher Altenberg) a little higher than the Oberemmeler Hütte Kabinett. (I'll taste von Hövel's 2016 lineup at the estate in September.) You believe Jean Fisch? ;) But, joking aside, I belie...
by Lars Carlberg
August 8th, 2017, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?
Replies: 124
Views: 6540

What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?

As a follow-up to post #73, Mosel Fine Wines rated both the Scharzhofberg Kabinett and Kabinett S (from Krettnacher Altenberg) a little higher than the Oberemmeler Hütte Kabinett. (I'll taste von Hövel's 2016 lineup at the estate in September.)
by Lars Carlberg
August 6th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Germany Vintage
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

2017 Germany Vintage

It was warm on the Mosel, too. The veraison has already started for the Pinots.
by Lars Carlberg
August 6th, 2017, 2:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?
Replies: 124
Views: 6540

What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?

Going back to the single mention of Schlossberg, from Gerhard, three producers have made terrific wines from this vineyard: Weinbach, of course, but also Blanck and and Mann. And don't forget Windsbuhl, not often mentioned but much my preferred vineyard for Zind-Humbrecht Rieslings. I agree with yo...
by Lars Carlberg
August 6th, 2017, 1:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Germany Vintage
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

2017 Germany Vintage

Speaking of the 2012 vintage, I recently had with David Schildknecht and a few others a bottle of Joh. Jos. Prüm's 2012 Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese at Hotel-Villa Keller in Saarburg. The wine tasted rather ripe, including botrytis notes. I know that the estate prefers noble rot starting at the Aus...
by Lars Carlberg
August 6th, 2017, 12:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***
Replies: 33
Views: 1429

TN: 2002 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***

As John pointed out, Robert Eymael of Mönchhof took over Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben in 2001, with Hans Leo Christoffel advising on winemaking. Mönchhof has recently been sold to a group of Chinese investors, though Eymael will remain in charge of running both wine estates. The upkeep of the 16th-ce...
by Lars Carlberg
August 4th, 2017, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?
Replies: 124
Views: 6540

What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?

Zilliken. There are other excellent Saar producers, but the one I really chase after is Zilliken. Agreed - I would actually put Rausch as a top site above many here, but perhaps that is more about winemaking than actual terroir. Have had great Zilliken Rausch back to 1991 with never a less than ste...
by Lars Carlberg
August 4th, 2017, 12:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?
Replies: 124
Views: 6540

What is the greatest Riesling vineyard?

And one should add that the Karthäuserhof has had issues over the last few years. Can you expand on this, Lars? I visited a few years ago, and was impressed with the wines from recent vintages. See my post from an earlier thread. I haven't tasted recent vintages. David Schildknecht sampled the 2016...
by Lars Carlberg
August 3rd, 2017, 11:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Germany Vintage
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

2017 Germany Vintage

Even if the 2016 pricing noise is BS, did hail cause budding issues in the spring in Sonnenuhr? There was spring frost across Europe. This damaged buds in many vineyards. The hail was from a couple of days ago. I heard that it hit various vineyards on the Mosel, Saar, and Ruwer, as well as the Rhei...
by Lars Carlberg
August 3rd, 2017, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Julian Haart - (Piersporter) Schubertslay Kabinett
Replies: 36
Views: 2098

TN: 2015 Julian Haart - (Piersporter) Schubertslay Kabinett

Charlie, I hope to give you and others an update soon.
by Lars Carlberg
August 3rd, 2017, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Germany Vintage
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

2017 Germany Vintage

You're welcome, Daniel.
by Lars Carlberg
August 3rd, 2017, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Germany Vintage
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

2017 Germany Vintage

One of my biggest concerns is hail, and I just read about hail damage in certain vineyards on the Middle Mosel.
by Lars Carlberg
August 3rd, 2017, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Julian Haart - (Piersporter) Schubertslay Kabinett
Replies: 36
Views: 2098

TN: 2015 Julian Haart - (Piersporter) Schubertslay Kabinett

Totally agree about this wine. For me, this was one of the standouts against the background of a fantastic array of wines at the Howard Ripley tasting in London a few months ago. It definitely has the 'x-factor'. I'm looking forward to trying his dry wines soon too. I don't know them, but I've hear...
by Lars Carlberg
August 3rd, 2017, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Julian Haart - (Piersporter) Schubertslay Kabinett
Replies: 36
Views: 2098

TN: 2015 Julian Haart - (Piersporter) Schubertslay Kabinett

As a follow-up to my previous post, Maximin Grünhaus has only the extra-tall bottle for all its 2016 Rieslings, to go along with a more legible Jugendstil label. For those of you who are curious, I wrote more about this in a recent article titled "Flutes and Labels."
by Lars Carlberg
August 2nd, 2017, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 18
Views: 742

TN: 2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

One of the earliest things I picked up on my Riesling journey is that it's a different kettle of fish than most other wines when it comes to evaluating the wines on release. You almost have to throw away your existing knowledge and start again. I claim no expertise but I have realised that based on...
by Lars Carlberg
August 2nd, 2017, 10:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 18
Views: 742

TN: 2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm - Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

Jayson Cohen wrote:I have a note somewhere from 2000 about 1998 WS Spatlese on release. Back then, there was no pop and pour with Prum. Way too much reduction. I had about 3/4 bottle in the fridge with the cork stuck back in for three weeks. It was gorgeous after 3 weeks.
I agree.
by Lars Carlberg
August 2nd, 2017, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Germany Vintage
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

2017 Germany Vintage

I received a JJ Prum offering from Garagiste that contained this line: With no JJ Prum W-S or G-H Kabinett at all in the 2017 vintage, the pressure on 2016 is mounting as the Kabinett is heavily traded to restaurants as well as consumers and the (already highly allocated) 2016’s will have to get th...

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