Howard Ripley 2019 Germans part 1

Zilliken family, famous for their Saar wines in Germany

Last year produced an exceptional crop of German wines. Here are tasting notes on 100 of them, including some made by the Zillikens shown above to remind everyone of the family nature of German wine production. Many more notes on Germany's exceptional 2019s to follow. See also part 2 on the Nahe, Rheinhessen and Franken.

Howard Ripley is not the only specialist importer of German wine into the UK but is one of the most energetic and has a portfolio that includes a high proportion of the top names. Sebastian Thomas, who runs Howard Ripley, has just announced his...