Max Ferd. Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2015

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Critics are tentatively suggesting that Germany 2015 is “epic” and the “vintage of the century”. In Jancis Robinson’s words: “What wonderful 2015s Germany has produced!” And now they have started to arrive…


Having followed this wine for the last five vintages, we are excited to offer Max Ferd. Richter’s stunning Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2015 at £99 per case of 12 bottles in bond. Although critics are yet to score it, in forums published on Wine Pages and Wine Berserkers German wine expert Martin Zwick has flagged it as a: “strong contender for ‘Kabinett of the Year’” and “one of the discoveries of the year.” It looks as if his prediction was correct as this wine won the BerlinKabinettCup (attended by David Schildknecht of Wine Advocate). Having recently tried it in the offce, we can confirm that it very much lives up to the praise.


Only 900 cases are produced, the majority of which are sold in Germany and the US, but FINE+RARE have exclusively secured the allocation for the UK market. The precipitous and craggy Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard is a veritable who’s who of German wine, being home to Joh Jos Prum, Dr Loosen, Markus Molitor and Max Ferd. Richter to name just a few. It produces some of the Mosel’s finest wines and the 2015s from here look set to be unmissable (two of the Top 3 in the BerlinKabinettCup hail from this vineyard).

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