@Delectable Wine this is Merlot. Thanks.
German Merlot here we go! Gorgeous nose of plum and spice. Some red berry fruit and tons of earthy and mineral character. Some spice and cocoa as well. Very pretty and super elegant nose. Layered, nuanced and deep. Smells like a cross between old school Pomerol and Fuerbach, where this comes from in Baden. So so dope. What a ringer! It has killer airiness. Palate is so good. Amazing purity and depth. So juicy and clean. Finishes so mineral and has big, ripe and juicy tannins. So pure and sappy. Really really well balanced. Terrific Bordeaux like structure which suggests this will age for a decade at least but also has that 17 up front drink me now character. Just a terrific Merlot. Really gets even more freshness after air. Such a beauty. — a month ago
Crazy nose. Ripe fruits. Gooseberry, lots of gooseberry. Some sage and black currant fruit. Freaky deaky. Some notes of “orange wine” but only like 10% which add complexity. Candied jelly, spice, fresh mowed lawn, super mineral and apricot. Inviting and complex. Palate is so elegant, complex and dense yet lithe and ethereal. Palate has some hint of cidery flavors but also uncanny freshness and complex fruits. Long, loads of dry extract, and finishes so dry and savory. Like Pessac meets Hunter Valley Semillon with some Gravner DNA. Really elegant and structured. Such a fascinating and delicious wine. Will need age I think. 3-4 years and then will explode. Amazing finish. Almost a 9.5. — a month ago
Always such a killer rose and this year is a doozy. With boundless energy and freshness this is brilliant. Might like more than e and m rose now. Of courts so much less is made. Nose of fresh mid season cherries, some watermelon, citrus, florals, a sense of roundness and richness as well but leads to a palate that is so close to a red wine but still has rose credentials. Amazing chewy tannins and ridiculous freshness and energetic minerality. So dense and lithe. Amazingly building finish. Sweet Pinot fruit. Just terrific. — a month ago
Wowsers. What a nose. This is sick! Deep, deep red fruited (cherry) Pinot aromas that just transport you. Insane minerality. So fragrant. Wow, the aromatics are 9.7. Just opened. So nuanced, strong and restrained. Just amazing. Gorgeous minerals and a sense of stoniness. Just singing right now. Hint of savory. So so complex. Just stunning complexity and aromas. Wow. So so juicy. Just rocking Pinot. Sweet tiny berry cherry fruits. Perfect blend of black and red cherries. So pure. Better than actual cherries. All the best cherries in a large bowl of cherries. Gorgeous sweetness, freshness and purity. Astonishing. As nose opens it just gets deeper and deeper. A bottomless nose. What texture and inner mouth aromas. With air fruit gets sweeter but the mineral balance is right there. Velvety and such elegant tannins. Drink now through 2030 or so, but man if you can wait you deserve a medal. — a month ago
A favorite Gutedel year in and year out. Nose is so mineral. Zero fruit. Gutedel rarely has fruit. Hint if green apple skin but it’s all stones now. Pulverized stones. Some spice and herbs. Like an open market bazaar in India. So cool. Palate is a dry beast! But a refined beast. It has a richness and creaminess to it but it has serious mineral structure, sap and a prodigious finish. Long finish with loads of sap and extract. Amazingly pure, energetic and precise. Really impressive sap and extract. Structured as well for short term aging. Maybe 5-7 years. As usual, so impressive.
After air this has gotten so elegant. 9.3 to 9.4. Complex, structured and dense. So serious yet lithe. Unreal — a month ago
What a nose. Massive fruit. Big, ripe, dark and red cherries. So intense. A lipstick like intensity. Glorious spices. Gorgeous minerality and a sense of deepness. Tree bark, menthol and an inner earth character. The juxtaposition between ripe fruit and minerality is astonishing. Palate is so ripe but allied with just classic and incredible freshness. Big, but ripe and silky tannins and lovely, dense cherry fruit. So balanced and ultra clean and pure. The decadence of this wine allied with the racy minerality is a highlight for me. With air there is a savory and meaty element to the nose that adds complexity. So juicy and textured. The minerals really wash one’s palate on the finish. This has substantial structure which hints to me it needs 3-4 years. It’s in no way not inaccessible now but will be much better in 3 years. — a month ago
This is 100% Regent. What a nose. Dark berry fruit. Spice. Hint of moss. Crazy aromas. Deep. But also hard to identify. Thanks, Regent! Palate is insanely juicy, pure and clean. Thunderous freshness and wow that purity. The palate is so bright and has insane lift to it plus just superb balance. What a wine. So so stunning. Ripe, velvety and substantial tannins and terrific length. This is truly great. Plum. Dark berries. Hint of spicey oak and finishes with insane spice. Gorgeous wine. — a month ago
Another terrific vintage for this wine. One of the most exciting in all of Germany. Complex nose of an intense vanilla extract, leesy quality and unreal minerals and a confectionary quality. Lime zest. Hint of seltzer. Some hints of tropical fruits like kumqwats, mandarin orange and apricot. Also a sense of creaminess. Wow. Palate is so elegant, dense, yet lithe and elegant. Gorgeous purity and freshness. Long, nervy, creamy and mineral. A beautiful wine. Village level Burg quality here. Incredible finesse and sweetness from the intense fruit and mineral extract. Vibrates on the palate. Just incredible. As this opens it sharpens and gets more angles and even juicer. What a wine. Nose gets so much more complex. Incredible florals. Stunning. Leather. Herbs. Just a work of genius. — a month ago