Stunning perfume. Wow. Raspberry, deep blackberry, black cherry, but even though a very red fruit vibe. Hugely floral and so expressive. Amazing mineral soil tones. Wafting. Floral. A treat to smell. Amazing purity to the fruit. High quality here. Stunning palate of great depth, energy and density. Amazing tiny berry fruit quality here with precision that is really compelling. Beautiful sweetness and so linear. Straight. Really long, intense and very flavorful finish. Like the best sweet tart ever. Really compelling character. Unreal concentration and power but so beautiful. This is super profound. Wow. Amazing quality tannins and just ridiculous fruit. What a finish. Still can age and will likely get better the next 4-5 years. But this is thrill a minute drinking right now. — 15 hours ago
Terribly young and needs heaps of time. The nose for me was just flooded with nose-hair-burning sulphur, even after three days of being opened. I just can't assess it. KP calls it yellow limestone, though. But the palate, I really loved. So deep, chalky, salty, and concentrated. Unripe pineapple, peach, lemon oil, orange zest, fresh-cut herbs, smoke, sea salt. So juicy and complex! Laser focus and long, elegant finish. — 20 days ago
From a parcel of Kirchspiel rich in Iron that finished off dry. Quite savory, zesty spices, warm limestone, and definitively more powerful and broad than 16 Kirschpiel GG. An extremely well made wine that demands time imo. — 14 days ago
This is smoking as soon as it’s poured. A few years of age on the great Pinot Ortsweine can do wonders. Bright and deep raspberry and black raspberry along with a complex citrusy note. Loads of woodsy aromas, woodland berry, spice and a big mineral element but is in the background as the fruit is popping on the nose. Palate is hauntingly great. Amazing supple and elegant mouthfeel but with a brilliant red cherry, cranberry, pure and grippy fruitset. Also a hit of citrus. You don’t get that in Burgundy. And it’s really distinctive but adds so much. Smaller 2015’s are so good right. Velvety and ripe tannins that are so pure and fresh and pump the fruit and taper off. Hit of spice as well on the finish is truly great and present 2015 acidity. What a great showing. — 15 hours ago
Outstanding initial taste that lasts. Has to be the best German red I’ve ever had. — 2 days ago
An absolute privilege to have tasted this drop of liquid history. How well it showed is a testament to the provenance and ultimately, the strength of the terrior. Constantly evolving in the glass. How I wished I had more time with it. I believe my dear friend SC described the wine aptly as follow:
A 1934 Trockenbeerenauslese from Franz Karl Schmitt’s plot on Pettenthal , the same vineyard used by KPK to produce this stunning Nierstein auctioned GG in our days. The long aging time reveals here the potential of the terrior, the expression of the soil stands out and dominate the characteristics of the Pradikat, could be even a red wine blindly. The wine is nearly dry, with a refreshing mix of acidity and tannin-like bitterness (soil characteristics?), so complex and long with unique velvety mouthfeel.
NB: Found in an old cellar, unmoved from day 1 by MH, and also generously shared by him at the Keller household. I can't think of a better way to have enjoyed this wine. — 13 days ago