Again Top Ratings: 95/100 PP for Idig GG 2015, 16 Wines 90+/100 PP
Idig among the 5 highest rated Riesling trocken, all Grossen Gewächs among the Top Wines, 16 Wines with more then 90/100 PP:
"After his excellent 2014s, Steffen Christmann has bottled another great range of 2015s."
Idig 95/100: From the 2015s, the Idig GG is again the first among equals, although stylistically slightly varied compared to former vintages. ... The finish is pure and salty, as well as powerful, sappy and aromatic. The 2015 Idig is very fine, but also compact and powerful. This will need some years to unfold its great character.
Langenmorgen 94/100: Lean, compact and very elegant on the palate, with a rich and intense fruit core, this wine is carried by a vivacious mineral acidity and a remarkable finesse.
Reiterpfad-Hofstück 94/100: .. displays a lovely, deep, intense and concentrated lemon flavor with floral/herbal and some almond aromas. Very complex! ... This is an enormously complex Riesling to be aged for 10-15 years.
Meerspinne im Mandelgarten 93/100: ..opens deep and smoky/flinty on the nose, displaying lemon grass and lemon juice aromas. Round, complex and juicy on the palate, with a nice vitality and classic raciness, this is a lean yet pretty complex and persistent Riesling. This is made in a very elegant and classic style.
Auch Deidesheimer Paradiesgarten 93/100, Königsbacher Ölberg, Ruppertsberger Spiess, Königsbach 92/100
95/100: Christmann's iconic 2014 Konigsbacher Idig Riesling trocken GG is pure, intense, fresh, and displays chalk and lemon flavors on the concentrated, complex nose. Full-bodied and round on the palate, very elegant, intense and firmly structured, but also full of finesse and a certain lightness, this is great dry Riesling with a very long, complex finish. Again, like in 2013, a great character and among the finest dry German Rieslings of the vintage
„Doubtlessly, 2014 was another very good year in the southern German wine regions, and this is also reflected in the Rieslings. Taste the likes of Bürklin-Wolf, Reichsrat von Buhl, Christmann or Rebholz, and you will clap your hands. ... Were there any problems in 2014? Oh yes, there were, but these guys and their teams did a great job in making us feel that 2014 is another excellent vintage for German Rhine Riesling“