Markus Molitor’s ambition, indefatigability and standards of vinous excellence are almost frightening. Acting as his own cellarmaster, Molitor directly supervises the farming of some 60 hectares, often resulting in nearly that many individual bottlings from a given vintage. DAVID SCHILDKNECHT, Vinous Media
2018 is another extraordinary vintage for Markus Molitor. STEPHAN RHEINHARDT, Wine Advocate
Molitot not only heads one of the largest Mosel estates, he is also one of the best. Few others work with such focus and dedication – if not to say obsession. But how else could he manage all this – since he is still the winemaker and mastermind, calling every decision in the vineyard and cellar. ANNE KREBIEHL MW, Decanter
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Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese Dry 2019The green-yellow colored 2019 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese (White Capsule) is a beauty! Highly refined flint stone and crunchy slate notes highlight the perfectly ripe yet delicate and fresh Riesling aromas. Full-bodied, intense and racy-piquant on the palate, with the vibrant freshness of natural CO2 and the deep roots of old vines, this is an elegant, dense and dramatically tight yet mouth-filling and perfectly balanced Sonnenuhr with lingering salinity and slatey grip. A fabulous wine… STEPHAN REINHARDT2019RieslingGermany442Special Price $59.00 Regular Price $70.00
Markus Molitor Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Auslese ** Dry 2019The lime-green-golden 2019 Bernkasteler Lay Auslese ** (White Capsule) is deep, intense and concentrated yet elegant and still precise and flinty on the nose. The attack on the palate is stunningly young and vital before the elegant and crystalline wine reveals its complexity and inner power. This is a tightly structured, very digestible and still edgy Auslese that needs another 5-6 years or so to settle and shine. This 2019 is enormously salty on the finish and highly promising STEPHAN REINHARDT2019RieslingGermany442Special Price $95.00 Regular Price $115.00
Markus Molitor Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese ** 2019The yellow-golden 2019 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese ** (Golden Capsule) is brilliantly clear yet also intense and concentrated on the pure, fresh, finely raisined and herbal (rosemary), slightly honeyed nose that is complex and ambitious. Dense and juicy, with a vivacious purity and great finesse, this is a concentrated, vibrantly fresh and tightly structured Auslese with a remarkably digestible finish. There might be some percentage of botrytis that gives this Auslese a lush texture that is otherwise terribly clear and vital. I'd keep it for at least 7 years and up to 40, if only I could. Attention, though, the wine has serious acidity. STEPHAN REINHARDT2019RieslingGermany442Special Price $95.00 Regular Price $115.00
Markus Molitor Haus Klosterberg Riesling 1 Liter Dry 2019
The wine of the year, usually causes me a good deal of anxiety. Oh the pressure…. There was a lot of competition this year too. Despite spending so much time locked in the house I still managed to find an excuse to drink well. Or maybe that was my excuse. Chicken or the egg kind of scenario there.
I digress. I looked in to this and I have purchased 7.2% of the total volume of this wine that PWS has sold so far. I don't think many weeks have gone by since this was released that I haven't had one in the fridge. In recent times it has been shared liberally with friends, neighbours and family.
What makes this my wine of the year? First it is 1 litre. That plays a key role in my thinking. Secondly its stupendously good, uber fresh, textural, dry, saline, appealing, brimming with charm, buoyant and playful. So totally delicious that you kind of forget that for a wine of this category the quality is outstanding. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, for the quality that it does deliver this is insane value. Ok, also it's one litre, did I mention that? ROSCOE2019RieslingGermany442Special Price $30.40 Regular Price $38.00