Peter Lauer 2016 Fass 17 Neuenberg Riesling, Saar

Peter Lauer 2016 Fass 17 Neuenberg Riesling, Saar

Item Number: 10983

UPC: None

Country: Germany
Region: Mosel
Sub Region: Saar (Bereich)
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Neuenberg
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vintage Notes: 2016 presents the same basic architecture of 2015, with all the proportions a bit finer. The wines are bouncier and airier, the acids razor-sharp, and the fruit simply saturating.

Wine Notes: Neuenberg is one of the cherry parcels of the Kupp, tucked further into the valley than Stirn and Unsterstenberg. The wine tends to be the most exotic of Lauer’s grand crus. There is a textural, glycerin quality to the wine that gives it incredible length. It is a monument to what Saar Riesling can be.

94pts (2017 Vintage) Wine Advocate 8/30/2019
"Florian Lauer's 2017 Ayler Kupp Neuenberg Riesling Fass 17 is very clear and intense yet subtle and finely mineral on the elegant, fruity, well-defined nose. Round and textured on the palate, with a certain creaminess and melodiousness, this is an intense and mouth-filling yet vital and persistent classic Riesling that is neither too dry nor too sweet and comes along with remarkable finesse, mineral tension and complexity. Still too young but already very promising."

(92-93)pts (2017 Vintage) Wine Advocate 4/27/2018
"The 2017 Ayler Kupp Neuenberg Riesling "Fass 17" offers a deep, pure and flinty bouquet with floral and stony aromas and beautiful mineral freshness. Piquant and lush on the palate, this is a light to medium-bodied, very pure and mineral Riesling with refreshing acidity. The wine has a stimulatingly grippy finish with lush tropical fruit in the aftertaste. Excellent."


  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (3/22/2018)

    There were overripe, lightly desiccated and (to perhaps 5%) botrytized berries in the mix here, reported Lauer, but none of that is at all obvious, other than in terms of sheer flavor concentration. Grapefruit peel and peach fuzz lend stimulation, and hints of pencil lead and wet stone serve by contrast to set off the succulent peach and mirabelle fruit on a dense and otherwise silken-textured palate. This finishes with modest sweetness and some sense of opacity, but certainly admirable sheer persistence. Here is another instance in the present collection where richness is delivered at the sacrifice of charm.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92+ (4/27/2018)

    Florian Lauer's 2016 Ayler Kupp Neuenberg Riesling "Fass 17" (AP #17/17) offers a deep, ripe, fleshy and mineral bouquet with a touch of botrytis (10%). Round, lush and elegant, this is a mouth-filling Riesling with remarkable acidity, intense fruit and tight structure. Florian and I agree that this wine will show its class in a decade; you can drink it today as well, but that would be a waste of its talent.