2013 Peter Lauer Riesling Senior

"The “TF” designation on the labels of certain bottles from Florian Lauer are a reflection of wines that are essentially between Feinherb and Trocken in nature, but where the fermentation stopped with slightly more residual sugar than what would be officially allowed for a Trocken designation on the label. The 2013 “Faß 6 Senior” will be in the twelve to fourteen grams per liter of residual sugar, but coupled with the minerality and acidity of this vintage, comes across as a dry wine. It offers up a very refined bouquet of pink grapefruit, tart orange, wild yeasts, a lovely base of slate, lemongrass, a touch of rosemary and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish, pure and complex, with a fine core, lovely focus and balance, ripe acids and excellent grip on the long and classy finish. A lovely bottle that will happily be treated to natural cork at bottling! 2014-2030+." [+]