A Collection of Fine and Famous Grosses Gewachs
The Definitive Dry Rieslings
These bottles are not only exceptional and the best examples of their type, they are extremely rare and vigorously hunted by an increasing army of collectors. Although the quantities of each wine are limited, the range of vintages is extremely unusual. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a selection of these great wines.
Hubacker Grosses Gewachs
2019 - $285 bt, 10 bottles available
97 points The Wine Advocate "From yellow-colored limestone soils in Keller's monopole since 1789, the 2019 Hubacker Riesling GG opens pure, flinty and spicy on the very intense yet refined nose with lemon, herbal and yeasty tones. This is pure, vital or almost racy on the palate, which is an excellent counterpoint to the suppleness and richness of this Hubacker that displays mandarin and white peach aromas. The wine is silky, fresh and juicy but also enormously mineral and tensioned, with impressive grip and length. I have never had a Hubacker at such a high level." - Stephan Reinhardt
2014 - $270 bt, 11 bottles available
94+ points John Gilman "I had not tasted a bottle of the 2014 Hubacker since its debut in the spring of 2015 and the wine is aging very gracefully and has retained that sense of elegance that the 2014 vintage has bestowed upon it (with a bit of assistance from Klaus-Peter). The bouquet is still quite youthful and very refined, delivering a fine constellation of grapefruit, tart orange, lovely minerality, a touch of fleur de sel, dried flowers, wild yeasts and a topnote of orange peel. On the palate the wine is youthfully complex, full-bodied and shows off outstanding mid-palate depth, with superb soil signature, bright, zesty acids and excellent focus and grip on the very, very long and classy finish. This still needs at least another six or seven years of bottle age to start to really stir! (Drink between 2025-2085)"
2012 - $270 bt, 11 bottles available
95 points John Gilman "Klaus-Peter Keller’s 2012 Hubacker is simply superb, and it is just starting to show the first signs of starting to stir and emerge from its hibernation. The bouquet offers up a classic blend of pink grapefruit, tart orange, crystal clear minerality, wild yeasts, dried flowers, citrus peel and the customary touch of beeswax in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure in personality, with a fine core, excellent focus and grip, vibrant acids and lovely length and grip on the nascently complex and utterly seamless finish. This needs time in the cellar, but is going to be a brilliant drink when it is ready to go! (Drink between 2025-2080)"
2008 - $395 bt, 5 bottles available
95 points JOhn Gilman "The 2008 Hubacker from Klaus-Peter is one of the absolute classic examples of this great terroir. Though the wine is still in climbing mode and a few years away from its peak, the bouquet is already stunning and quite open, blazing from the glass in a mix of sweet pink grapefruit, very refined limestone minerality, lemongrass, a touch of wild yeasts, incipient notes of paraffin and an exotic topnote of fresh rosemary. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and very complex, with a superb mid-palate core, ripe, seamless acids and a long, elegant and laser-like finish. A great vintage of Hubacker! (Drink between 2022-2070)"
Kirchspiel Grosses Gewachs
2014 - $270 bt, 11 bottles available
94+ points John Gilman "The 2014 GG from the Kirchspiel is a great wine in the making, but I would want to allow this perfectly balanced and youthful wine to rest comfortably in the cellar for at least the next seven years before I start to drink it, as it has a ton to offer behind its suave, but serious structural elements. The stunning nose offers up a constellation of grapefruit, a touch of tart orange, wild yeasts, dried flowers, lime zest and a refined base of stony limestone minerality. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish and very pure and tightly-knit, with outstanding mid-palate depth, great cut and focus, impeccable balance and a very long, elegant and laser-like finish. At 12.5 percent alcohol, this is a touch lower in octane than many other recent top vintages, but this has just added to its refinement. A beautiful vintage of Kirchspiel. (Drink between 2022-2060)"
2009 - $335 bt, 6 bottles available
94 points John Gilman "The 2009 vintage is quite a ripe year, but this just gives the Keller Kirchspiel a bit more mid-palate amplitude, rather than robbing the wine of any of its inherent elegance. The bouquet remains youthful, but is showing signs of starting to awake, as it offers up scents of lemon, pear, a beautiful base of chalky soil tones, spring flowers, incipient notes of saltiness and a topnote of lemongrass. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with fine mineral drive and bounce, zesty acids and a long, nascently complex and vibrant finish. This is very fresh and light on its feet for the vintage, but with a very pleasingly plump core of fruit. I would not be averse to opening bottles of the 2009 Kirchspiel in a few more years, as it is getting close to primetime. (Drink between 2024-2075)"
2008 - $295 bt, 12 bottles available
95 points John Gilman "The 2008 Kirchspiel Grosses Gewächs is a stellar bottle in the making, that offers up magical complexity on both the nose and palate. The superb bouquet delivers scents of grapefruit, lemon, green apple, petrol, hard limestone, wild yeasts and lime zest in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very, very pure and seamless, with a rock solid core of fruit, bright acids, superb focus and a classic shape on the very long, racy and laser-like finish. Just a superb bottle in the making. (Drink between 2014-2040)"
2007 - $295 bt, 12 bottles available
94 points John Gilman "I have always liked the svelte personality of the 2007 vintage chez Keller and the ’07 Kirchspiel is really starting to drink well today. The wine still has at least a couple of decades of primetime drinking ahead of it, but for those who are fortunate enough to have more than a couple of bottles of this wine in the cellar, there is no reason not to start enjoying them now. The wine offers up a lovely aromatic constellation of sweet grapefruit, blood orange, a beautiful base of limestone minerality, gentle notes of petrol, lemongrass and a topnote of citrus blossoms. On the palate the wine is pure, refined and full-bodied, with a great core of fruit, zesty acids, a wide open personality and outstanding length and grip on the perfectly balanced finish. Now that the wine has emerged completely from behind its lovely structural chassis, the fruit has gotten succulent in its generosity and almost gives the perception of more sweetness than it really has in terms of residual sugar. Just a gorgeous wine now entering its peak of maturity. (Drink between 2021-2045)"
This collection is lying in Germany and will be imported
by refrigerated sea-freight to arrive in June or July.