Thörle Single Vineyard Riesling 3-Pack, Rheinhessen
The Thörle family has been making wine at Saulheim in Germany's Rheinhessen region since the 16th century, but in 2006 a new generation took over.
Christoph Thörle and his brother Johannes have been running the estate since 2006. The vineyards are managed organically, with biodynamics on the horizon. These three flagship, single vineyard wines are naturally fermented, with some skin contact, 90% in stainless steel, 10% in barrel.
In this 3-pack you'll find one bottle each of these single-site Riesling expressions from Schlossberg, Hölle and Probstey.
Thörle Schlossberg Riesling, Rheinhessen 2016 – 96 points, James Suckling
Thörle Holle Riesling, Rheinhessen 2016 – 95 points, James Suckling
Thörle Probstey Riesling, Rheinhessen 2016 – 94 points, James Suckling
"Of Thörle's single-vineyard rieslings this has the most tension and is the raciest. A stunning mineral finish that doesn't want to stop. If you can wait until 2019, then you'll have a great dry Riesling that can stand comparison with the best of Alsace."
96 points, James Suckling, December 2017.
"Still rather closed on the nose, however, what comes through on the palate more than makes up for that. Packed with citrusy fruit, herbal and mineral flavours this is a bold and dramatic wine that has a massive, but very clean finish. Better from 2018."
95 points, James Suckling, September 2017.
"Because of the full peachy fruit you might think that this is a luxury, easy-drinking wine, but at the finish there's a big wave of mineral power. Drink now."
94 points, James Suckling, September 2017.