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Hermann Ludes
a monument to "Monster"
rare 1.5Ls and 3.0Ls for the ages

{ "Julian Ludes completely nailed the vintage and the estate’s collection will go down in history as one of the finest at this traditional estate." -Mosel Fine Wines }
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Here we present a serious monument to this legendary Kabinett vintage as well as one of the rarest offerings of the year, so we'll keep it very short.

In fact, not only will this be one of the shortest offerings we've ever written, we'll basically just defer to the musings from the Mosel Fine Wine boys because their commentary is appropriately gushing and spot-on. This is a rare, rare offering of what Julian Ludes considers the best Kabinett of the vintage, from what is easily one of the greatest collections in the Mosel. We asked Julian to bottle double magnums especially for us and we asked for as many as possible. The small quantity we had was not nearly enough - we sold out almost immediately.

We have now released a very limited quantity of magnums of this same wine. 

The review from Mosel Fine Wines is below as well as a link to the importer's profile on Ludes, should you want a bit more background.

These will go very fast - first come, first served. Thank you!

"Julian Ludes completely nailed the vintage and the estate’s collection will go down in history as one of the finest at this traditional estate. The uncompromising style embracing acidity and finesse delivered wines of great vibrancy and cut yet with great aromatic depth, and this right from the entry level wine, the Riesling Hermann. In many ways, they are all cut from a hypothetical blend of Joh. Joh. Prüm's early backwardness and Hofgut Falkenstein's zing while embracing the delicacy and finesse from both estates. While these wines are exceptionally good, they are also exceptionally old-school and still often firmly marked by residual scents from their spontaneous fermentation. But we cannot wait to taste these beauties in 8-12 years: It is going to be a feast! Bravo to young Julian and his team for this incredible collection."

To read more about the history of this bad-ass, old-school estate, click here.

2021 Hermann Ludes Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Kabinett "Monster" 1.5L & 3L

"The 2021er Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Kabinett 'Monster' was made from fruit picked at 78° Oechsle in the prime south-facing western part of the vineyard and was fermented down to barely fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (37 g/l). It offers a stunning nose of white peach, green apple, bitter lemon, flowers, a dash of whipped cream, and fine spices. Lemony and mint drive the flavors on the subtly creamy and yet hugely vibrating palate. The finish is lifted up by a delicate touch of whipped cream. This is a stunning Kabinett in the making which more than reminds of some of the finest examples by Hofgut Falkenstein."

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