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
Wie vor einem Monat, besser nach Luft und Stehenlassen. Irgendwie schön, aber mit knapp 14 muss er auch was zeigen — 24 days ago
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
Beeren, pflaumenmus, kirschen, rote Beete. Sehr freundlich v.A bouquet aber deutliche säure.
Nadja war weniger enthusiastisch als ich — 14 days ago
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.
Paired to sweet chilli chicken thighs (Dorie Greenspan) to cut the spice of the dish. — 18 days ago
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
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