The Reichsrat von Buhl estate has been in existence for over 200 years. Part of the reason for their success is the special attention they pay to small yields and highly selective harvesting. The Riesling grown in the complex loess and clay soils of the Jesuitengarten is especially notable for its amazing whollop of ripe fruit and almost inexhaustible finish, while Auslese wines from the Ungeheuer (the “monster”) are voluptuously sweet and dramatic. Long, reductive maturations are carried out in stainless steel tanks in a cavernous, 2km long cellar. The results are invariably fine, fruity and clean wines with waxy textures and long aging potential. Von Buhl is also an important producer of sekt.
Riesling Dry Grosses Gewächs Reiterpfad 2007
"A peach note is accented by pine and mineral in this elegant dry white that is very well put together, with depth and complexity. Builds nicely to the finish, which sports mouthwatering acidity. Drink now through 2019. 25 cases imported."
Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, Web, 2009
Review Score: 93
"The volume of von Buhl 2007 Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad Riesling Grosses Gewachs should – in contrast with that of the 2006 – insure a reasonably wide audience for a wine that demonstrates the broad, rich, generously peachy, and invigoratingly piquant signature of this site. There displays rather Burgundian amplitude, as well as some rusticity to an emphatic finish marked by peach kernel and lemon pip. It will have many interesting applications with richer (including carnal) fare over at least the next 5-6 years."
David Schildknecht, eRobertParker.com #185, Oct 2009
Review Score: 89