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  • A.J. Adam Dhroner Hofberg Riesling Auslese * 2019

    £55.95

    “Based on grapes with 50% botrytis and selected twice—in the vineyard and on a sorting table in the boutique winery—the 2019 Dhroner Hofberg Riesling Auslese * is clear and concentrated on the delicate and elegant nose that reveals fine, slatey-piquant raisin and Riesling fruit that is pure and flinty. On the palate, this is a crystalline, very fine and filigreed Auslese with a salty-piquant, precise and lemon-fresh finish. This will be a Gold Capsule next year since Adam joined the VDP earlier this year. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. 94 points

    Andreas Adam is a member of the VDP starting this year, and from the 2020 vintage, he is also the producer of at least one Grosses Gewächs, maybe more. Andreas and Barbara Adams cope quite well with difficult vintages like 2019. Although the yield was only 45 hectoliters per hectare (instead of an average of 50-55 hectoliters per hectare) due to the strict post-rainfall selections, the qualities are again excellent, especially the fine and very fine Auslese selections and the Beerenauslese from the Dhroner Hofberg. Botrytis wines are not exactly the goal of the Adam siblings, but they could not be prevented last year. They even harvested an ice wine during the blood moon night on January 20 of this year. A Reserve wine from the Dhroner Hofberg from the 2018 vintage is also new. Otherwise, the other dry wines of the 2019 vintage are also excellent.

    Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (10/20)

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  • A.J. Adam Dhroner Hofberg Riesling Auslese 2011 (375ml)

    £55.95

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  • A.J. Adam Dhroner Hofberg Riesling Spatlese 2015

    £38.95

    “Scents of lime and pineapple anticipate the tangy, brash fruit presence on a firm-textured but glycerol-rich palate. Maritime salinity and crystalline stoniness make for a mouthwatering and shimmeringly complex finish whose penetrating intensity reflects the wines nearly ll grams of acidity. This bottling comes from an ungrafted 1953 planting. Drinking window: 2017-2038. 92 points

    “It was not a bad vintage,” said Andreas Adam with obvious understatement. “But one had to be careful,” he added earnestly, “or the must weights could get ahead of you and then honest Kabinett would not have been possible.” Accordingly, he began his 2015 harvest on September 29 so as to capture freshness and levity, and was finished on October 22. His latest collection underscores this young vintner’s mastery of wines with efficacious but discreet sweetness such as sadly few German Riesling growers render in significant numbers outside the Saar (where one thinks immediately of Lauer and Loch), and especially not in 2015 (when, for example, Adam’s friend and regular collaborateur Julian Haart bottled wines either legally dry or overtly sweet). Unfortunately, Adam didn’t reveal to me that he’d rendered rosé in 2015 from Pinot Noir, and I found out about that wine’s existence too late to taste it. (For an extensive account of this young estate’s evolution, vineyards and methodology, please consult the introduction to my account of Adam’s 2014s as well as the accompanying tasting notes themselves. Note that the word trocken does not appear on Adam wines for which that description legally fits, so I have omitted it from those wine’s names but referenced their legal dryness in my tasting notes.)”

    David Schildknecht, Vinous (06/17)

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  • A.J. Adam Dhroner Hofberg Riesling Spatlese 2020

    £39.95

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  • A.J. Adam In Der Sangerei Riesling Feinherb 2020

    £34.95

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  • A.J. Adam Piesporter Goldtrofpchen Kabinett 2022

    £35.95

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  • Albert Mann Gewurztraminer Furstentum Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2019

    £37.49

    “The 2019 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum Vieilles Vignes offers a clear, intense and refined bouquet of bright fruits intertwined with lemony and smoky notes. Rich and round on the palate, this is a smooth and elegant, well balanced and quiet-flowing Gewurztraminer with fine salinity and delicate bitters on the finish. Not very expansive but elegant and linear. 14% stated alcohol with 31 grams per liter of residual sugar. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in May 2022. Drink: 2027-2040. 92+ points”

    Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (03/23)

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  • Albert Mann Riesling Schlossberg Grand Cru 2020

    £69.95

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  • Albert Vevey Blanc de Morgex et La Salle 2018

    £34.99

    “Medium straw-green-yellow. Ripe, musky and floral aromas of lemon drop, butter, mint, oatmeal and pomaceous orchard fruit. Sweet and juicy, with good cut and spice character; there’s nothing hard about this fresh Blanc de Morgex et La Salle. Closes with nicely persistent hints of white flowers, orange oil and resin. Makes an outstanding aperitif but is big enough to stand up to vegetable appetizers and delicately cooked freshwater fish entrées. Drinking window: 2019-2023. 92 points”

    Ian D’Agata, Vinous (01/20)

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  • Aldo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Conca Tre Pile 2019

    £36.95

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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia 2018

    £74.95

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  • Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala 2017

    £129.99

    “The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2017 Barolo Bussia Cicala reveals a deep garnet color with some dark copper. Like the other 2017 wines from this celebrated producer, I can’t help but suspect that these areas of Bussia suffered from the heat and some of the other weather challenges associated with this growing season. A clear note of overt ripeness comes across as dried strawberry or sweet crème de cassis. The finish is similarly weighed down by the fruit weight and oak tannins. Drink: 2023-2028. 91 points”

    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (06/21)

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