So good! Honeysuckle and cooked peaches , little bit of residual sugar that pairs so well with spicy Indian food. Some straw and herbal notes, and maybe a little slate. — 12 hours ago
I have never really taken the time to explore the wines of Germany. In fact, I have more experience drinking the wines further to the south, in Austria. I have no proper excuse other than to say that I have been distracted by other regions. Bottles like this are making that excuse harder to accept. This was flat out awesome. Koehler-Ruprecht is a very traditional producer that practices a very strict, non-interventionist approach. No irrigation. No fertilizer. No herbicides. No enzymes. Nothing added or subtracted from the wine save for minuscule amounts of sulphur post fermentation and prior to bottling. This Pinot Noir is gorgeous, in a slightly more rustic sense. The appearance is a touch cloudy but far from murky. There’s a fresh, beautiful, lifted perfume of crushed strawberries, cranberries and ferrous minerals. Some stone, flowers and dust too. The palate is bright and racy with predominately red fruits and minerals. Fine tannins. The acid provides a long finish that forces a smile. There is some real vigor in this! A truly compelling wine. If I don’t make a better effort to spend the time exploring the great wine producers in Germany, well then, shame on me. — 6 days ago
Perfect. Just perfect. Even young! Nose has fresh and baked apple. Huge mineral. Smells like spring. Hint of mint. Loads of slate. So delicate and layered. Just perfect. Such a racy palate. So clean and crisp. Juicy and opulent but with so much acidity and finesse. Truly profound. So long. So delicate. Truly fine. Needed this. — 4 days ago
1/3 century anniversary wine
Nose is gods apricot perfume. An echo of botrytus. Like apricot flower.
Palate is apricot silk. Liquid pleasure. Sick. Perfect balance. Texture is just enough to announce itself. Not gloopy. Such perfect acidic balance.
A last whiff on earth candidate. If you have money you need to own this. You need to own a lot of this. It’s perfect.
Bought from fass selections. — 7 hours ago
What a wine. Best one get. Dynamite nose of mid to late season red and black cherries. Floral, cocoa dust. Huge stoney minerality. Palate is dazzlingly fresh and so so pure. Amazing texture and sweet fruit with super tiny berry intensity and awesome juiciness. Dazzling wine. So so fresh and flavorful with unreal depth. What a wine. Terrific inner mouth aromas. — 22 days ago
Mesmerizing nose. Alluring spice and florals, pine resin, so aromatic and delicate. So fine. So E and M. Palate is silky, sweet and structured with lovely freshness and a nimbleness about it. Earthy sweetness throughout and lovely purity. Long and meandering. Wonderful. Sappy, long and sweet. — 3 days ago
From Lyle Fass Selections. Quite sweet Pinot Fruit Ready to drink. Initially not that interesting. After left to air for 24 hours. Ripe cherries 🍒 the wine has mellowed out. No oxidation. Reminds me of a great Oregon Pinot. Hint of Orange blossoms. Spicy. Plum. 2015 was a warm vintage. A world class Wine. — 10 days ago
A slightly more modern yet highly authentic interpretation of Vernatsch. Cool & fresh with ripe plums, with some plum jam, a bit of damp earth & undergrowth, some graphite.
Nicely drawn, this is featherlight yet focused & precise, with pure, juicy fruit, good acidity and present tannins - quite light yet with grip. The aging in (large wood) fills the mid palate nicely. This is why I love Vernatsch!
Old vines, 5% Pinot noir, organic. — 12 days ago
Awesome nose. Ash, bunt tree bark, ripe and secondary berry fruit. Floral. Dampen and dried leaves, so feral, loads of earthy sweetness. So good. Juicy, elegant and structured with wonderful purity as freshness. Even a bit tight and coiled up. Needs 45 minutes to an hour. — 3 days ago