Franken, Germany


Rödelseer Schwanleite Trocken Scheurebe 2016

Lyle Fass

What a nose. Singing. Citrus, sage, herbs, flowers, black currents. Just so aromatic. Dizzying. Wild mint and just awesome minerality. Palate is fresh, vibrant, energetic and playful. Complex, round and super mineral and floral. Terrific concentration and purity. This is so poised. — 5 days ago

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Weingut Brennfleck

JHB Edition Sylvaner S

Wie vor einem Monat, besser nach Luft und Stehenlassen. Irgendwie schön, aber mit knapp 14 muss er auch was zeigen — 24 days ago

Max Geitlinger

Spätburgunder 2018

Wow. What a decidedly gorgeous wine. Distinctive mineral and fruit complexity. Right up my alley @Lyle Fass — 18 hours ago

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Nice. Max is the man.

Max Geitlinger

Müller-Thurgau 2019

Unscrew and pour. This is a revelation. This btl showed basically no fruit for 30 min, but was already very compelling. After 30 min: kaffir lime, vanilla. cotton candy, loads of crushed stone. On the palate: solid acidity, fantastic density. Vanilla, sweet lime, quinine. grapefruit bitterness. Maybe a touch thin on the finish, but excellent otherwise. Yum! — 19 days ago

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Rudolf Fürst

Bürgstadter Spätburgunder 2018

Beeren, pflaumenmus, kirschen, rote Beete. Sehr freundlich v.A bouquet aber deutliche säure.
Nadja war weniger enthusiastisch als ich
— 14 days ago

Weingut Josef Walter

Centgrafenberg Franken Trocken Pinot Noir 2012

This is honest. Uplifting. It sets your soul on fire. If you know you know. If you don’t, know. — a month ago

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I know, and TBH, the Früh is 👑 here, just wait it out 10-15Y 🤷🏻‍♂️
Erik Longabardi

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@Severn Goodwin I have the 2012 days Früh. A special wine indeed!

Weingut Weltner

Rödelsee Trocken Scheurebe 2018

Similar to prior notes:

Nose has cold Spree candy, lime zest, green garden herbs, overly dried lemon pith and Clementine peel.
Palate has dried lime slice, orange pith and under-ripe yellow peach. A touch of sweetness is quite nice and not obtrusive.

Decanted 3H.

Paired to sweet chilli chicken thighs (Dorie Greenspan) to cut the spice of the dish.
— 18 days ago

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Weingut Josef Walter

Centgrafenberg Frühburgunder "J" Trocken 2012

Lyle Fass

Nose has some sweet wood, mint, wild berries and wild black cherry and loads of violets. Huge minerals and earthy underbrush. Gorgeous aromas that need an hour for the wood to integrate more. Tree bark. Wood shavings and a hint of bitter citrus rind round out the aromas. Palate is just awesome. So supple and silky. Amazing balance and purity. Super fresh and dense. What a wine. This is so seamless and elegant. Black and red cherries abound. So sweet and so concentrated. Just spectacular.

Sweetens up more with air and gets more energetic and dynamic. Amazing freshness. So elegant. Leaves you thinking. 9.6 to 9.7. Just stunning. Beyond stunning. I need to email Christoph!
— a month ago

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Battenfeld Spanier Kirchenstuck Riesling 2014

Wild. I love this.

Nose is rich old crazy.

Palate is rich. Dense. Flits with grapefruit.

Bought from fass selections.
— 5 days ago

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Morstein Großes Gewächs Riesling 2012

Mid Lemon in colour. A 10 year old GG from the Rheinhessen - not a hint of TDN (Kerosene/Petrol notes in aged Riesling). Just been reading a research paper on TDN from the Australian Wine Research Institute. Definitely sunshine to the extent of sunburnt grapes is a big factor. Also a fact I wasn’t aware of that cork allows TDN to release more than with a screw cap. This GG had a cork, although personally I would prefer a screw cap particularly with a Riesling. This Wittmann showed peach and mineral - also white flowers ( Daisies, Barb thought). Enough acid to keep things lively and delicious - some herbs. Enough fruit richness and sweetness to almost convince you that it is off dry but it is actually 13% ABV. An excellent dry German Riesling worthy of the Grosses Gewachs classification. A very high score of 19/20 from Michael Schmidt. — 3 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Bob McDonald Great notes!
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Thanks Dawn.