HaJo (Hans Josef) Becker doesn’t mince words, so we won’t either.2015 was a historic vintage across all of Germany, and it was simply monumental at Becker. Sitting there, tasting these wines in the spring was an epic experience. John made the mistake of asking him if it was his best vintage ever, only to have him brusquely shake his head: “No, that was 1971.”
Well, alright… so we settle for second best?
Seriously, Becker’s 2015ers are far and away the most imposing young vintage we’ve ever tasted at Becker. The wines are statuesque, deep and crystalline. They are stunningly detailed and, yes, painfully young. It’s hard to imagine more energy and potential packed into a young wine.
HaJo’s 1971ers are still singing; frankly I’ve had “Kabinett Trockens” from Hajo from the late 1970s that were still lively and mineral. For this reason, we are going DEEP on za MAGNUMS. Won’t you join us?
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2015 J.B. Becker Oberberg Kabinett Halbtrocken – $30
2015 J.B. Becker Walkenberg Riesling Kabinett Trocken – $30
2015 J.B. Becker Walkenberg Riesling Spätlese Trocken – $39
2015 J.B. Becker Walkenberg Riesling Spätlese Trocken MAGNUM – $82
2015 J.B. Becker Walkenberg Spätlese Trocken Alte Reben – $44
2015 J.B. Becker Walkenberg Spätlese Trocken Alte Reben MAGNUM – $100
2015 J.B. Becker Walkenberg Auslese Trocken – $75
2015 J.B. Becker Walkenberg Auslese Trocken MAGNUM – $160