Benedikt Baltes

Grossheubach Alte Reben Spätburgunder 2016

Damn this is such pretty stuff. Pure whiffs of fresh bay, savory, rosemary as well as well as pine needles, wintergreen and forest berries intertwine effortlessly on the nose. Translucent tart cherry, cherry pit on the palate and into the long finish. Brilliant, elegant spatburgunder. — 2 days ago

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Aravind A

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I had the '15 Bundsandstein from Baltes, and I found the oak overdone. That said, after 3 days open, there were no signs of oxidation, so I thought I would wait a while before trying again. Have you tried the Bundsandstein or other wines from this producer? Sounds like this btl was very well put-together!
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@Aravind A interesting. This was actually my first bottle of Baltes, but I’d had a few recommendations to seek it out. And the bottle was lights out good to my palate. Flirting with a 9.5 based on the qpr. Totally open and seductive but with a unique herbal quality, and no noticeable oak. Anyways, fwiw this is a major rebuy (for me at least)!

Weingut Josef Walter

"J" Centgrafenberg Trocken Spätburgunder 2010

Unscrew and pour. Super savory: black cherry, coffee, earth, damp leaf. singed herbs. I tried to entice my in-laws with this (and it was a good pairing for dinner, I swear) but it stood next to a Clos Vougeot, which although from '11 was more forward. Oh well, I enjoyed this. On the palate: loam and black cherry and coffee toast with a soft tannic finish. — 18 days ago

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Kirschgarten Großes Gewächs Spätburgunder 2008

In a real sweet spot right now! So good, floral aroma with dark fruit and dried kirsche indeed, firm but with great finesse! — 19 days ago

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Aaron Hamrock

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Well done!
Tim McCarthy

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Nice pull

Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Kirchenstück GG Spätburgunder 2017

Lyle Fass

Been over a year since I’ve had this and really dug it last time. Glorious cooling spices. Lovely mineral and earthen scents. Oolong tea. Tree bark. Perfectly ripe cherries. Just gorgeous. So complex and layered. So delicate and pure. 9.5 nose. Palate is dynamite. Full of energy, power, concentration and depth. Very Red Riesling. So sappy. Ripe, sweet and velvety tannins. Superb structure and sap. Just brilliant. — 11 days ago

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Weingut Keller

Bürgel Spätburgunder 2017

Love the cleanness and perfect delineation of Keller’s Pinots. Perfectly salty and delicious. — 6 days ago

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Shelter Winery

Hans-Bert Espe Und Silke Wolf Baden Spätburgunder 2017


Under stelvin so bit tight on opening but with some air it has a great nose full of red peppercorn, Smokey red cherry, rose hips and slightly musky spice.
Palate is a little more straight forward but has a lovely freshness and plenty of lively red fruit. Again that slightly smoky cherry, red current and cranberry, not especially long on the finish but there are some nice berry bitters and touch of spice. Good value for money.
— 8 days ago

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Max Geitlinger

Spätburgunder 2016

Lyle Fass

First bottle in over a year. What a nose. Unreal cherries. So clean. Effusive. Bright. Alluring. Lots of dust, crushed rocks and earthiness. So so so pretty. Wow, hyper elegant palate with amazing richness but such a light touch on the back end of the mid palate and the finish. There’s a hit of opulence at the front end of the mid then it gets so scary elegant. What a wine. Elegant tannins and great complexity. Bright red fruits. So lovely. Amazing purity. A 9.35 now. So close to 9.4. Let’s see if air makes it better.

9.4 easy. Fruit got sweeter and more defined. Stunner. Go Max
— 25 days ago

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Landwein Spätburgunder 2018

I’ve been wanting to try Wasenhaus for some time and it did not disappoint. Bright, fresh red fruit - raspberries, cherry and a little strawberry. Subtle mushroom and forest floor. Soft tannins and juicy acidity. Lovely. — 8 hours ago

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Enderle & Moll

Spätburgunder Rosé 2019

Quite dark. Came Thursday. Forest strawberries, limes, crushed stones. Fantastic Rosé tastes almost like a red. My favorite Rosé by far. Unlike the 2017 which was complex and needed 4 years. This is a drink now summer wine. I doubt this will last until the summer! It’s just too good. Salmon would be an awesome match. Looks like E&M did it again. I expect great things from the 2019 Reds based on this first peek. — 17 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Excited, mine are enroute to the east coast now!

Badischer Winzerkeller

Die Sonnenwinzer Jahrgangs Edition Spätburgunder Trocken 2018

Tart cherry, tree bark, and hibiscus tea on the nose, leading to a wonderfully sweet and refreshing palate of strawberry, forest floor, and fresh herbs. The finish is lingering and pleasant, mild tannins offsetting the sweet, aromatic Pinot. Spätburgunder for the win, always. — 13 days ago