92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The medium-sweet 2015 Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Auslese is a highly digestible Mosel classic made from ripe and pretty healthy grapes! Bottled with 9.5% alcohol and a moderate sweetness of just 41 grams per liter, this is a round and juicy, very intense and enormously piquant Auslese with a firm and tension-giving mineral structure. The super stimulating finish is clear, fresh, very long and salty. Highly recommended!" (4/2017)
Vinous Reverie Notes
From Importer: Why we should feel such affection for these wines? It’s complicated to pinpoint the singular “why” as there many reasons that we might feel a connection to a wine or person which can be difficult to enumerate. These wines are extraordinary as they are firmly rooted in place, anchored in this bend in the Mosel and to the brothers themselves. The wines are transportive and serve as a reminder of what wine can taste like. Or what Mosel wine did taste like decades ago when work was still being done this way. But here the wines still do – they are living reminders of the past. Drinking Merkelbach can be a profound juxtaposition of an experience that is firmly anchored in tradition and place, while remaining humble, and alive. These wines are a reflection of their makers.
Terry writes “This is the estate, and these are the people, by whom I am most moved, who touch me most deeply, and whom I am proudest to represent. They live deep inside my heart.”