New German Big Guns Offer 2020

2018, the vintage whose white wines are just being released, was the best one many growers can remember, for both quality and quantity JANCIS ROBINSON MW

German vintage 2018 – best ever?
It would probably be the understatement of the year to say that 2018 has been a good year for German vine growers. MICHAEL SCHMIDT, jancisrobinson.com

2018 takes its place in a series with 1911, 1959 and 2001. These wines were the driest years in our region in the last 100 years, and can be counted among the greats. KLAUS-PETER KELLER

Welcome to the first round of the 2018 German (Mostly Riesling) offerings. As is per usual with the first round offers, I like to begin with a general summary of the vintage and my thoughts on the wines I have tasted so far.

The full notes are on the PDF attached to the email. But the short version is that 2018 seems to have resulted in wines of glorious charm and serious quality.

This offer boasts some of the good and great on the global Riesling scene including Christmann, Donnhoff, Dr Loosen, Georg Breuer (though they are 2017s), Gunderloch & Wittman. It’s an all star line up.

While the GGs and top sweet wines will no doubt vanish as they usually do I think it is worth pointing out that, like the 2015s, this year seems to have produced a number of super delicious and enticing entry level wines, the best of which will mature well over a handful of years if that is your bent