Württemberg, Germany

Weingut Knauß

Pure Red 2017

Ekstrem saftig, brombær, hyldebær, ekstrakt, god syre, høj høj drikkeglæde. — 12 days ago

Weingut Mann

Rot

All hail Germany’s Weingut Mann, from Eckelsheim. 2018 Cuvée Rot. 50% Merlot. 50% *Dornfelder. 100% would drink again. Good concentration, strong color with a gentle tannic grip and surprisingly only 11% alcohol. Worthy of cellaring. A brilliant “natural wine” with the ability to woo the naysayers. A wine that could shake off the title of “natural” like a wet dog, knowing it has the integrity to simply be, a good wine, without having to shout out its resume. Confident this would please many people, on either side of the fence. Would love to taste again in two years.

*Dornfelder is a dark-skinned variety of grape of German origin used for red wine. It was created by August Herold at the grape breeding institute in Weinsberg in the Württemberg region in 1955. Herold crossed the grape varieties Helfensteiner and Heroldrebe, the latter which bears his name, to create Dornfelder. Via Wikipedia ;)
— 12 days ago

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Weingut Aldinger

Untertürkheimer Gips Trocken Riesling 2018

$23 from Paul Marcus. Delicious. — a month ago

Weingut Beurer

Trocken Riesling 2018

Swabian delight: made for pork, pork fat and pork products. Admirable acidity and backbone; mouthcoating texture. A heavyweight that’s still light on its feet. — a month ago

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Weingut Schnaitmann

Junge Reben Spätburgunder 2012

Andrew Holod
9.1

Evolving nicely. It still offera some of the blue/piney resin that I loved when it was young. Well balanced. — a month ago

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Hofgut Falkenstein

Krettnacher Euchariusberg Auslese Riesling 2016

I get it, I get it, I understand the hype now. This was the last bottle of the day, the crowd thinned down to 3 from 7 and 15 bottles had already been consumed. The color of the wine was the first hint that let me know this was going to be different. In the glass this looks like water. However once your nose gets into the glass you know this cannot be water. Notes of lime, oranges , herbs and stone fruit blast their way into your nasal passage. You almost feel there’s no need to drink it, just snort it. Everything that your nose was treated to is amplified on the palate. Pure fruit and electrifying acid. I now know what Uma Thurman’s character in Pulp Fiction experienced when John Travolta stabbed her in the heart with a shot of adrenaline. — a day ago

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Matt Lasater

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@Ira Schwartz your best description yet 👏
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@Matt Lasater Thank you very much for those kind words.

Max Geitlinger

Spätburgunder 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

This is the apogee of Red Riesling. Red wedding. Billy Idol would be impressed. Red cherries. Sour cherries. Bergamot. Red currents. Spice and engaging herbaciousness. Just so transparent and nimble. Loads of earthiness and dust. So complex and alive. Hint of citrus rind. Gorgeous. Palate is so juicy, energetic and engaging. Omg this is red Riesling on the palate like nothing else. So pure. So transparent. Fruit had a hint of sweetness but it’s awash in minerality. So complete and balanced. Just zen on the palate. It’s so complex, yet so so delicious and just incredible drinkable with dynamic freshness and wonderful energy and length. Lithe tannins that are so refined. — 3 days ago

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Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier

Kirchenstück Riesling 2018

Lyle Fass
9.6

18’s from Battenfeld are just insane. Best vintage ever. Yeasty and intense nose. So deep and so much aromatic flavor. Intense herbals and so so deep. Earth. Mineral stank. Deep ocean like. The most perfect raw honey ever. Ocean air. Amazing. New nuances every 30 seconds. It’s got lanolin, melon and just so much complexity it can’t be called stable as it’s always changing. What a nose. 9.6 off the bat for the nose. Palate is dense but so lithe and has amazing inner mouth aromas where the minerality just guts your mouth. So precise, insanely fresh and so so refined. Has that playful Kirchenstuck quality but is also so much serious since it turned a corner in 13 and 12. It’s so juicy and the length is just insane. So pure. So clean. So long. This is regal and aristocratic. The young prince has grown up to be a King! Extraordinary mid palate and then squeezes so much juicy fruit on the palate. Then the minerality cleans it all up. A magnificent wine. Stunning. 9.6 but damn this is close to 9.7. — 3 days ago

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Marc vanholst

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Great tasting note 👍