Nose has a hint of tropicality. Palate is screamingly mineral. Like tongue in a rock crusher mineral. Some grapefruit pith. Good acidity. Let’s see how this develops. Bought from fass selections. ... starting to get more density. A bit of citrus on the palate. Lovely dense mineral citrus finish. — 15 days ago
An uplifting, aetheric nose full of crunchy dark cherry and damson plum, with a whiff of tobacco leaf and a touch of cedar wood. On the palate quite light, with juicy acidity and nicely polished, ripe tannins. Thankfully not spoiled by clumsy wood aging. Quite elegant yet highly drinkable & delightful.
V. nice discovery. — 20 hours ago
Cuvée RR for Rhinehessen Riesling. This is barely off-dry, beautifully integrated with firm but not overbearing acidity offset by wonderful fruit - green apple, pear, lime, acacia and, emerging in the glass, a haunting level of pineapple. Long finish, just a lovely wine with food or by itself — 19 days ago
Another new favourite wine, off dry again: Dr Zenzen Noblesse Gewurtztraminer. Rose smell, nice peach and honey favours, lovely finish.
Simple easy drinking. I'm enjoying it with a good book! — 3 days ago
Perhaps even a tad brighter and more fruit-focused than the lovely 2015. Florals, bing cherry, blood orange and rhubarb pie seem to be the hallmark aromatic expressions of this vineyard. There’s still the soy/beef jerky umami mid palate component although not as pronounced as the previous vintage. I would still stack this up against a mature Chambolle. Such a superb value. The ideal companion with poke salad and a fairly broad range of other Japanese flavors. — 20 days ago
Deep gold; medium plus intensity aromas of pineapple, spiced pear, mango, orange juice, honey, honeysuckle; off dry, high acid, low alcohol, full bodied, medium plus intensity flavors of pineapple, orange juice, mango, overripe strawberry juice, dried apricot, honey, honeysuckle; long finish, concentrated flavors, intense botrytis flavors, outstanding — 6 days ago
Wow. This wine is so great. I’ve had dozens of bottles at this point and it just performs! What a nose. Honeydew melon, honey, apricot, spice, mineral, limestone, ripe and juicy, so linear and clean. Complex and mineral and with staggering elegance and purity. Delicious and cerebral. So elegant. Make that finish a bit longer and add some complexity and you got a GG. A true baby GG. Young vines Hergott. — 19 days ago
I made a big mistake with this wine. Opened it a day before the intended drinking time, but totally forgot about it, so it was left open in the fridge for 3 days. Usually I would say KP's wines would fare well even after that amount of oxygen intake, but my critical mistake was taking it cross-country on a flight after that 3 days. The result - a slightly oxidised Kirschpiel. Who would have thought that, given how tight this cuvee typically is when young. Anyway, lesson learnt. The structure was impressive though. Tasting notes for the taster glass I had when it was first opened was consistent with previous run ins - like drink liquid rock, cool, precise, concentrated, only hints of exotic ripeness, lengthy. Playing favourites, and rating it based on this 😉 — 24 days ago