The biggest and richest of the 2016 dry riesling from Keller. Great textural complexity but this wine is also anything but heavy thanks to the super-vibrant finish that stretches out in the direction of infinity. Drink now.
The 2016 vintage of G-Max is just an outstanding bottle in the making. The pure, deep and slightly exotic nose offers up sweet grapefruit, tart orange, wild yeasts, complex minerality, a hint of blood orange, incipient smokiness, lemongrass and orange peel. On the palate the wine is deep, full, pure and still rather reserved in profile, with a rock solid core, great focus and grip, ripe, racy acids and stunning length and grip on the seamlessly balanced finish. This has stunning backend energy and is once again the pick of the litter amongst the dry Rieslings in the Keller cellars in 2016, but it seems that the gap between this bottling and several of the other Grosses Gewächs bottlings gets smaller and smaller with each passing year. (Drink between 2030-2075)
The 2016 Riesling G-Max is very pure fresh and chalky on the nose but also concentrated and ripe. On the palate this is a very concentrated intense juicy pure mineral tannic and well-structured Riesling with a lot of grip tension and salt. Just one gram of residual sugar here so don't expect a charming Riesling classic. This G-Max has truly fine tannins but nonetheless a lot of grip and tension. Still terribly young but full of character purity and tension. This is incredibly structured Riesling and a final score is hard to give although it won't get worse with age. Stephan Reinhardt