Franz Hirtzberger

Franz Hirtzberger

Setzberg Smaragd Riesling 2017

Balances in excellent sweetness. Great daytime white. — a day ago

Franz Hirtzberger

Ried Kirchweg Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2011

Classic Gruner from a top producer. White pepper and radish right up front, followed by fruit and acid. Killer bottle. — 2 months ago

Franz Hirtzberger

Smaragd Honivogl Grüner Veltliner 2009

Aged Smaragd from a great producer.As good as it gets. — 19 days ago

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Franz Künstler

Hochheimer Kirchenstück Spätlese Riesling 1998

Served double-blind. The wine appears as a deep golden color. Medium+ viscosity. The nose is a fascinating combination of intense honey suckle, orange blossom, coriander, candied oranges, and candied nuts. The palate follows suit with more honey suckle, citrus blossom and a slight nutty characteristic. There is definitely some residual sugar here. There is really good acid keeping everything afloat. The finish is long and short of cloying. Really impressive texture. Based on the color and the somewhat oxidative notes, I figured this had at least 10-15 years of age on it. I vacillated between Sauternes and Riesling…ultimately calling Sauternes from Barsac (feeling as though this was more Semillon than Sauvignon Blanc). I chose, poorly. But the wine is good and it positively begs for spicy Asian food. — a month ago

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Franz Weninger

Ponzichter Pinot Noir Zweigelt

Earthy but develops into more juicy flavors. Metalic-y? But in a good way. Cranberry juice in consistency and flavor as it warms up (in that dry but juicy way) — a month ago

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Franz Künstler

Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg Grosses Gewächs Riesling 2016

Stunning balance and weight on this GG. Despite the front label this is actually the Berg Schlossberg. The back label is correct. Gorgeous nose of lime, underripe tropics, yellow apple, and just a whiff of petrol. Quite a wine. I love Riesling. — 12 hours ago

Franz Künstler

Tradition Spätburgunder 2014

Vanillehörnchen in der Farbe von Cherry Coke. — a month ago

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Feuervogel Silvaner 2019

First bottle was corked, @Geoff Franz saved the day with a replacement. Mineral, muted nose. Needs time/air. — 19 days ago

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