2008 J. B. Becker Rheingau Riesling Kabinette Trocken, 750ml

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10 year old Rheingau Reisling from a 3rd generation estate. All native yeasts fermentation before a long aging. Salty, petrol and herbal now and capable of further aging.

From the mouth of the importer (Vom Boden):

"The wines have an in-your-face, love-it-or-hate-it sensibility. They are unfailingly honest. They present a bizarre vocabulary: dried earth and rocks, herbs, something vaguely subterranean, a savory, briny, smoky atmosphere that slowly reveals fine layers of bright citrus. For all this depth and mysteriousness, Becker’s white wines are like Becker himself: angular, tensile with awkward elbows and muscle and sinew pulled tightly over a lean frame. They flaunt a rather prominent acidity that recalls the more nervy wines of the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer, though there is a weight, a density that speaks of the Rheingau. They seem to have more to do with great Chablis than with what we often think of as German Riesling."

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