The 2019 Wiltinger Braune Kupp Spätlese AP #5 is one of two Spätlese selections that were made in the Kupp last year. This "regular" Spätlese is clear and fine on the delicate and flinty nose that indicates perfectly ripe and healthy Riesling and Kupp aromas along with beautifully refined herbal notes. On the palate, this is a tremendously juicy, refined and salty Spätlese with vivacious yet ripe acidity and nervy mineral tension that leads to a long, complex, very sustainable finish. This is probably the finest Spätlese from the Kupp I have tasted from Egon Müller (along with the other Spätlese, which will be auctioned). Tasted from AP 5-20 in June 2020.
The 2019er Wiltinger braune Kupp Riesling Kabinett was fermented down to barely fruity-styled levels of residual sugar. It offers a superb nose made of cassis, gooseberry, white peach, smoke, and a hint of aniseed herbs, all wrapped into quite a blanket of smoke at this early stage. The wine is beautifully subtle, playful, and elegant on the palate, where racy acidity adds to the precision and nuances of the wine. The after-taste is beautifully balanced and subtle, and proves very engaging as the sweetness is already nicely integrated. This may well be the finest Kabinett ever out of the braune Kupp! 2024-2044 (Reprint from Mosel Fine Wines Issue No 51 – May 2020)