Franz Künstler

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. — 2 days ago

Franz Hirtzberger

Smaragd Honivogl Grüner Veltliner 2009

Aged Smaragd from a great producer.As good as it gets. — 20 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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Stielweg Auslese Trocken Rheingau Riesling 1999

Still very fresh! Multy layered. Buy if you find one! — 20 days ago

Willem, Diederick and 21 others liked this


Mosel Riesling 2019

Mineral-forward; the acid and sweetness play a subtle supporting role; stony aromatics with peachy, floral accents. — 10 days ago

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Franz Künstler

Tradition Spätburgunder 2014

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

Franz Hirtzberger

Setzberg Smaragd Riesling 2017

Balances in excellent sweetness. Great daytime white. — 3 days ago

Weingut Keller

Feuervogel Silvaner 2019

First bottle was corked, @Geoff Franz saved the day with a replacement. Mineral, muted nose. Needs time/air. — 20 days ago

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