Max Geitlinger

Max Geitlinger

Müller-Thurgau 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

This is a Müller Thurgau I’ve never tasted that Max sent me. He sent me three and I think this is the entry level. Awesome nose. Potpourri levels of complexity. Some Sponti but not too much. Melon fruit. So clean. Spice as well. Max makes Müller an experience. Palate is divine. So vivid and clean. Wine is juicy and deep but also has an appealing olive like bitterness. Terrific acids that really leave a lasting impression. Really dense and substantial. Has terrific grip. This is really serious stuff. Wow! After 45 minutes this nose is lit. Oh my god. So complex and high toned. Also leather and forest notes now. From 9.3 to 9.4. Smokey. Just crazy. So dynamic and original. What a transformation with air. Sick sick sick. — 17 hours ago

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Max Geitlinger

Spätburgunder 2015

Super high toned. The first cherries of the season, some raspberry, spice, slight iron. It walks around like a boy trying not to step on the cracks. It would be green if it weren’t super red. It’s like listening to some super tense modal jazz-folk act, the best of pentangle doing their soul thing. This is what vin de soif wishes it could be on its birthday. Some cayenne pepper and mace and confectioners sugar on the finish. It grows in density in the glass but never really sits down. Very alive. Everything is easy and promising like when you meet a person you think will be a new friend. Delicious. — a month ago

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Lyle Fass

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Max is the man. So humble as well.

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Maximal Pinot Noir 2016

Lyle Fass
9.6

One barrel made from a single vineyard. Debut vintage. OMFG what a nose. Jumps so high out of that glass Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina had scouts at the winery when it was being bottled. A nose that is hard to describe but I’ll attempt it. Just stunning. Gorgeous mulberry, mid season cherries, some sour cherries but it’s all ripe and perfect. Layers and layers of spice, hint of sweet oak that is so so alluring. Man this smells like a great all time great Burgundy. A stunning stunning nose. Tree bark, Tolkien middle earth elements. I love it. What a palate. This is Grand Cru all the way. Incredible spice and beautifully elegant and sappy, sweet fruit that does not quit. Silky and with a gorgeous hidden structure. Amazing palate presence and leaves one’s palate stained with such intensity you get impatient waiting for it to clear so you can sip it again. Wow what texture. Like a silky velvet. Explosive sweet fruit. It is young and also accessible but has the potential to age 15+ years. Amazing wine. Gorgeous, lithe tannins and incredible freshness gives this a wonderful buoyancy. As this opens the texture becomes more haunting and the persistence is just beyond. This is one of the greatest German Pinots I have had. Stunning beyond belief. The length is crazy. I need a restraining order on this wine or it won’t leave my palate alone. Judge! — 2 months ago

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Maximal Müller-Thurgau 2017

Lyle Fass
9.6

The maximal line is the top line. There’s also a maxmal Pinot that is off the chain. Very exited to try this and man this is benchmark Müller Thurgau. The nose is refined and so poised. Clear fruit and ethereal mineralIty. Tangerine. Kumquat. Really really refined. Stunning minerality. Just oh my god. Palate is rich, juicy and so refined with a roundness allied with really terrific acidity and it just saps on your mouth and becomes a part of you. Insane power and concentration. What depth. What fruit purity. Amazing citrus. It’s so well defined. A masterpiece. — 17 hours ago

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Max Geitlinger

Wein Rosie Rosé Blend 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

New Rose from Max Geitlinger. Fresh nose of watermelon, cherry, citrus skin, spice, so many layers, flowers, so so good. Wow. Palate is so elegant, juicy and sweet. Amazing purity and freshness. Incredible vivid fruit and so drinkable and delicious. Amazing detail to the palate and balance. Really great. Smells like the Spätburgunder bottling diffused. — 22 days ago

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Wow! Can't wait for this one...
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@Severn Goodwin a joyous wine

Viña Errazuriz

Max Reserva Carmenere 2017

Plum and dark chocolate with peppery notes and light tannins. — 21 days ago

Max Geitlinger

Mäxxle White Blend 2018

Lyle Fass
9.2

This is a new sample from Max Geitlinger. It’s a white blend of grapes. Not sure what. Likely Muller-Thurgau and Gutedel. 1,000 bottles made. Sick nose. Clean depth and also some intense minerality and lanolin. Spiced apple. So clean and really jumps out of the glass but has serious depth. Palate is a joy. Full of grapefruit and some apricot with great freshness. Good sap and purity. Long. Balanced. This is a really great knock back summer white. Great concentration. This is like the platonic ideal of a quaffer. — 22 days ago

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Did you shake it?
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Oh yeah

Domaine Louis Max

Aux Fourneaux Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

John Howard
9.3

Changing constantly between cherries, pomegranate, stems, red florals, clean soil, tree bark, iron. So goood. — 22 days ago

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Jean-Max Roger

Cuvée Les Chante-Alouettes Pouilly-Fumé 2017

Grapefruit pith, unripe peach, upripe honeydew melon, and chalky minerality with a lot of acidity. Great value. — 9 days ago

Penfolds

Max's Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2015

Mid Lemon in colour. Quite a complex yet correct modern Chardonnay showing grapefruit and nuts. This ticks all the boxes and punches above its weight for $40. Shows again how the Adelaide Hills is an excellent district for Chardonnay. I hope the recent bushfires up there have not been too damaging @Scott Rowe Named in honour of Max Schubert who was Penfolds winemaker from 1948 to 1975 and the creator of Grange. — 9 days ago

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Thank you for your thoughts @Bob McDonald!
V20 will be tough for growers and the smaller guys.
Many great vineyards have been impacted including those we work with and purchase from.
Time will tell if heat from the recent fire originating in Cudlee Creek mixed with smoke from the still burning Kangaroo Island will hurt us directly.
The hills wine industry is a tight operation so it will effect us all in some respect.
#lovethehills #supportlocal
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@Scott Rowe All the best Scott 👍👍🍷🍷