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2011 is a forgotten year for German Riesling. It is neither an exceptional nor a bad vintage and so it is not remembered well. Let's see how the vintage really is.

In Rheinhessen Wittmann stand in the shadow of Keller but also produces great Riesling which always needs some time to come around. The same goes for Peter-Jakob Kühn. So 2011 should be a good vintage to show the development.

What a great wine! The Wittmann 2011 Brunnenhäuschen Riesling Großes Gewächs with its blossoms and spices reminds a little bit of a Viognier. With full-body, high complexity, a lot of glycerine, elegant and freshness, it is amazing how young this wine tastes. It brings a high minerality combined with power and perfect finesse into the glass. 19.3/20 points.

The Wittmann 2011 Westhofener Morstein Riesling Großes Gewächs has a lot of honey, spice and nuts, especially macadamia. It is also full-bodied, very mineralic, balanced and fresh but little more opulent and more mature. 18.8/20 points.

Peter-Jakob Kühn is always a character Riesling. With a lot of blossom, honey and spice, the 2011 Riesling Landgepflecht is full-bodied, mineralic and very precise. Perhaps it is now on the peak of its perfect maturity. 18.5/20 points.