The Wine Advocate

100 Points for 2015 Kupfergrube Riesling TBA

ROBERT PARKER’S THE WINE ADVOCATE GIVES GUT HERMANNSBERG’S 2015 KUPERGRUBE RIESLING TBA
A PERFECT 100 POINTS RATING

Gut Hermannsberg’s first breakthrough came with the 1921 vintage and the estate’s most important wine of that vintage was the Schlossböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA). This dessert wine with enormous concentration and complexity became a legend. Now one of the world’s most important wine publications, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, has given the latest vintage of that wine, the 2015, a perfect 100 points rating.

It was the perfect New Year’s present for the owners Jens Reidel and his wife Christine Dinse, no less than for winemaker and co-director Karsten Peter. Reaching this great pinnacle with a wine from only the seventh harvest since the Reidel family acquired the estate and Peter started work there this is a truly remarkable achievement. It is also a sure sign that the former Royal Prussian Wine Domaine founded in 1902 has returned to top form. 

Here is the full text of the tasting note for this wine by Stephan Reinhardt, the taster and critic responsible for Germany for Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:

‘The 2015 Schlossböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

was "made from perfect raisins with 236° Oechsle," said Karsten Peter. The

wine offers an enormously rich and concentrated bouquet with natural fruit

aromas of stewed stone fruits along with flinty and unfermented tea aromas.

This is beautifully precise! On the palate, this is a rich and intense elixir, a

generous, velvety and viscous-textured Riesling with perfect fruit ripeness and

mineral/salty acidity. The finish is endless and the finesse is divine. A great,

great TBA of which just 25 liters were made, and some of the bottles will be

auctioned one day. 100 points.’

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