I could just sit and smell this: grapefruit, fennel, fennel pollen, soft yeast, herbs, cucumber, wet stone, loads of minerality....subtle and fantastically complex. On the palate: fantastic acidity, sweet grapefruit, lime, crushed flowers, roasted fennel, fantastic minerality and excellent density and a lovely finish. Stunning. — a month ago
Just a sick wine. What a nose. Confectionary green apple. Tree bark. Slate. So complex and alluring. Some light spice and such intense minerality. Some gorgeous vulcanized rubber, insane apple juice, like God’s apple juice. Palate is a dream. Sappy, complex and concentrated and the key is these are more akin to the Spatlese of 25-35 years ago than today’s sugar bombs. It finished dry and almost with some foie gras. Tingling and electric acids and such a brilliant, complex crescendo of a finish. And it finishes DRY. But it’s so obviously a Spatlese. Hot Tub Spatlese Time Machine. Amazingly clean wine. Palate is 2/3 minerals and 1/3 fruit. The balance is superb. The whole thing is just beautiful.
Wow acid and structure after many hours open and length increases. So so good. What a pure, slapping WSS. Genius. — 2 months ago
What a nose. Gorgeous wet earth. Super spice and slate. Very red fruits. So elegant and pure. Just dynamite. Super airy and mineral with some attractive framing sweet wood. But just unreal wet earth. Like this is so Burgundian it’s nuts. Wow. What complexity. Sickness. So soft and yet insanely complex with just the most stunning, refined, sweet velvety tannins. This is so impressive. Nose is so elite. Superb concentration and sap and such freshness! So much slate. Totally velvety. Velvety city. Terrific length and such depth. This is world class Pinot Noir. Just outrageous. This will open and open and open. Such finesse and elegance. No hard edges. Incredible mouthfeel and so soft and sweet. But always the slate. It’s always there. Mindbendingly great Mosel Pinot. The best I’ve ever had. It’s really not close. Unreal fruit. So pure. So defined and so clear. This has surpassed my expectations by a lot. Amazing finish. Yes. A 9.7. — 2 months ago
Clear and very fresh nose with red cherry and loads of swimming pool. Which develops into a Smokey spice with superb minerality and just tons of layering. Airy and so gorgeous. Palate is bright, fresh and lively with lovey freshness and terrific slatey minerality. This is a very mineral driven Pinot Noir and I love it for that reason. Really really red. Really bright with terrific lift a but more rustic here than the ** Bockstein but also less expensive. Really long and so well made. Also needs to open. — 2 months ago
This is crazy. One of the most expressive noses I’ve ever smelled on any wine ever. An assault like no other. Lime, white flowers, and I mean serious white flowers. Some slate. Apple, discreet wood. So refined. This is so smelly I love it. So airy, mineral and expansive. Sick, sick, sick. Wow. Wow. So juicy, super concentrated but ultra refined and super juicy. It’s got a level of refinement I’ve never encountered on Pinot Blanc before. No hard edges at all. Very very discreet oak. Man he is a genius with wood. The elegance and completeness is top notch. The sap is wonderful and even the sap on the mid and finish is elegant. This is refined like only a *** from Molitor can be. Just sick. Some swimming pool aromas after air. It is maddeningly clean. So sleek, so juicy, lime zest and pith flavors and a slathering of slate on the super precise and amazingly delineated finish. And man is it long. There is nothing like wine in Germany. Genius. 9.7 for now. Ok after some air the nose is crazy. Super crazy. Pungent, complex and beautiful. — 2 months ago
Insane nose. Heaven. Wowsers. Impossibly complex. Just insane. Sponti. Lime flesh, lime pith and lime zest all there. OMG so deep. This is the most insane nose. It’s almost indescribable. So much slate but so so layered. Just insane. Woodland scents. Fairy dust! It smells like Lord of the Rings. You know what I mean. Chalk. Confectionary sugar. Just insane. 9.8/9.9 on the pop and pour. Just sick. It’s outrageous but also reserved. It has a zen like calming effect on oneself. Wow. Just stunning. It’s so deep, so textured, so ripe and so ethereal. It’s the whole package. It’s like Mike Trout. The purity of this is insane. Just insane. Beyond. The structure is there but hidden and the key is the 8-9 grams of sugar which make this not punishingly dry. What a wine. Maybe even white cherry after some air. This is sickness. The nose is at a 9.9 now. Wow the minerals, the roundness yet this has so much energy and did I mention the salt! This is salty as fuck. And my god is it long. It’s effortless. It’s so complex and insane yet effortless. Is the Kevin Durant of Riesling? Sure seems like it. — 3 months ago