German 2013s – a guide


9 Oct - Today's Throwback Thursday article is a reprise of our guide to Germany's 2013 vintage, not least because earlier this week we published my report on Justerini & Brooks' current German offer (mainly 2013s), and next week we will be publishing Michael Schmidt's comprehensive tasting notes from this year's VDP presentation of Grosses Gewächs in Germany – 2013 whites and 2012 reds. You may also be interested in my recently-published cri de coeur about the difficulty of selling German wines, Riesling – will it ever catch on?

The vintage high on acid: 2013 is looking mouthwatering at its best, caustic at its meanest, and it might well be the one in which the sweet wines provide the most satisfying long-term pleasure. Michael, Julia and Jancis reveal the beauties and the disappointments in this line-up of articles below (most recent first).

Grosses Gewächs 2013 – part 2 (Tasting articles, MS) 14 Oct 2014

Grosses Gewächs 2013 – part 1 (Tasting articles, MS) 13 Oct 2014

J&B's 2014 German offer (Tasting articles, JR) 6 Oct 2014

Dr Bürklin-Wolf Wachenheimer Riesling trocken 2013 Pfalz (Wines of the week, JR) 8 Aug 2014

More Rieslings (Tasting articles, JR) 17 Jul 2014

Bernkasteler Ring's 2013s (Tasting articles, MS) 30 Jun 2014

Howard Ripley's German 2013s (Tasting articles, JH) 25 Jun 2014

German 2013s – Michael's second tranche (Tasting articles, MS) 17 Jun 2014

Germany 2013s – fine Rieslings (Tasting articles, JR) 4 Jun 2014

German 2013s – Michael's first tranche (Tasting articles, MS) 3 Jun 2014

Germany 2013 – late, small and medium (Inside information, MS) 20 Nov 2013

Rheinhessen 2013 – late pickers rewarded (Inside information, MS) 5 Nov 2013

Our photograph was taken by Weingut Keller in Rheinhessen as they completed the 2013 harvest in early November.