Some astounding 2013 Grosses Gewächs reds


This report on 90 fine German reds is our fourth and last tasting article based on this year's showing of Grosses Gewächs wines in Wiesbaden at the end of August. See this guide to our coverage of Germany 2014 for links to the other three. Sigi Hiss's photograph shows the hall in the Kurhaus awaiting tasters from all over the world.

Much has been said already about the challenging conditions of the 2013 vintage in Germany (see this guide to our coverage), and consumers who follow general vintage reports seem to be reluctant to invest in the wines of that...