At the top, however, this uniformity at a high level does not prevail everywhere. Some of the top wines from 2019 seem to lack a little complexity and depth. After a convincing start, some of them remain conspicuously inconspicuous on the palate. We're not talking about understatement or special elegance and delicacy that just have to be tapped into; no, some nominally top Rieslings lack what distinguishes very good wine from great or even great. The reason for this is dryness. Where water is lacking, even the best winemaker cannot produce miracle wines from the best vineyard. There are limits to aromatic expression and concentration.