Easy to drink. Notes of strawberries and crisp minerality. — a month ago
What. A. Nose. Floral like crazy. So clean. Early to mid season cherries. Ripe. Huge earthy scents. Like a first. You’d expect a beach with a name like this. You can smell it but it is so restrained. Glorious spice and herbals. Spice gets deep and more penetrating with air. What a palate. Sick mid palate. One gets lost in it. Then sweet, lean and tons of red fruits and tangy spices. So pure and clean. Decadent but restrained. Amazing palate impact and depth. Teeming with energy. Wow. What sappy sweet fruit but also super tangy with serious structure and spice. Deep. How can a wine so deep be so finesse driven? What a finish. Keeps pumping that slippery, sweet, delicate and tangy fruit. So pure. Just brilliant. I can’t stop drinking it. What a finish. Keeps expanding. The sweetness here is legendary. Epic. What a mid palate. With air it picks up complexity and the structure deepens. This is top class. — 2 months ago
Wow. Cooling blue fruited nose. Blueberry, light mulch, echoes of Walter but also e and M. Mulberry, red cherries, cranberry, spice and mint. Refined and gorgeous. Huge terroir footprint. Mineral stoniness. Smells like Vosne Romanee. Just a sick elegant perfume with no hard edges. Super dreamy nose. Smells like high end village burg. What depth and sweetness while remaining elegant, well fruited and restrained. Energetic and straight as an arrow but with luscious engaging cherry fruit. Delicate, nimble and mineral. Amazing fruit quality and delicacy here. Juicy and so drinkable but deep, serious and complex. Red Riesling to the max. So so juicy with incredibly ripe and classy tannnins. Fruit soak is exquisite. Blueberry and cherry so pure. Balanced perfectly and endless finish with a terrific fruit set. This is stunning. Amazing sweetness and density. Has structure for mid term aging. Textured like nothing else. Special. Has elite Burgundy texture. — 2 months ago
Lovely bright strawberry red flavor. Good value. — 4 months ago
Stunning nose. Allspice, tart red fruits, cranberry, cardamom, clove, very Xmas vibes. Gorgeous earthy sweet spice as well. Palate is terrific. So elegant, sweet and intense yet nimble. Incredibly precise fruit (mid season cherry, sweet strawberry and a hint of black cherry) and terrific freshness, energy and cut. So pure and sappy. But remains nimble and svelte. Velvety tannins and high acids make this a Pinot geek’s dream. Such a good slowly building finish. Tremendous balance and awesome purity. — a month ago
Now the high end Jurgen wines. Sick nose. Incredible. The next cult German Pinot. It’s so obvious. Nose of intense black cherries, mid season best of bunch red cherries, some cooling blueberry that echoes Cecile Tremblay. Loads of spice and earth. But so so so refined. Delicate yet intense nose. Superb. Beguiling. Huge minerality. Smells like red rocks. You sniff for 10 minutes before you sip as it is so good and keeps changing. After 10 minutes there is massive complex aromas. Palate has insane inner mouth perfume and massive elegance. Incredible palate. Mega juicy and so complex. So pure and clean. Lithe and elegant but intensely flavored with bursting mid season red and black cherries. Incredible energy and sweetness of fruit and man it is so so elegant. Pure as the driven snow. This is mega elite. The intensity combined with delicacy is incredible. Masterful balance and top of the line purity. Delicate and powder tannins with perfect ethereal ripeness. 9.5 for now. But I see this going higher. Insanely long finish. — 2 months ago
My first Jurgen wine! Nose is complex, perfumed, extremely mineral and smells super fresh. Some herbals and ripe veggies like fiddlehead ferns and bok choy. Very engaging, precise and detailed. Palate is so fresh, elegant and clean. Oh man I could drink a bucket of this. So juicy and precise with a mix of herbs, veggies and huge minerals. Man is this fresh, balanced, pure, juicy and complex. So long, precise and engaging. Palate has barely fruit but is all about minerals, freshness and precision, plus some nice beginner complexity. Long and so satisfying. A great start! As this opens there are stone fruits, peach, apricot and some pluot flesh but it’s still lean and also has a veggie edge with bok choy, fiddlehead ferns and some artichoke leaves. Awesome. — 2 months ago
What a color. Nose of just the most insane spice ever. Cardamon, clove, tar, burnt wood shavings, smells like Xmas outside walking in a small European village. Cherry, cranberry. Just dizzying aromas. Potted soil and some hints of mulch as well. Palate is elegant and loaded with sweet tangy and textured fruit. So nimble. The level of nimbleness is terrific. So sappy and pure. Insane inner mouth aromas and lovely complexity and depth. Really long finish and such finesse. So much flavor and intensity but all presented on a nice silk string. The finesse here along with the high quality silky tannins are something else. Amazing balance. Sick freshness and his sweetness is the closest to real fruit sweetness I’ve ever had in German Pinot. A brilliant offering. 9.4 for now. But JVDM’s wines really evolve with air. — 2 months ago
My first Von Der Mark wine. And wow. He is a Pinot specialist from Baden. Vines near Freiburg like Möbitz. A Dutch fellow who is also a MW. I zoomed with him for an hour before he sent me samples. The right people liked his wines and that was enough for me to get samples.
Ridiculously high toned nose. Just incredible. Huge Pinot aromas that are classic and delightful at the same time. It smells like Chambolle like it’s crazy. Or a killer Vosne Romanee Village wine. It’s one of the Jost lifted aromatic wines I’ve had. Usually wines have an aromatic ceiling. This has none. Straight to your brain. There’s a citrus undertone. Ethereal floral complexity. Elite. It’s broad but filled out and clear. There is also a lovely earthy funk. Wow. Vosne Romanee violets. This is crazy aromatic. Like elite. Palate is so good. This is so elegant, has such terrific mouthfeel. Terrific compact fruit intermingled with crazy spice. Juicy and so clean. Sour, mid season cherries form a sweet/tart interplay that is terrific. Awesome ripeness and just insanely fresh, deep, pure and fleshy cherry fruit. This has guts as well. Sweet, ripe tannins and minerals abound in the finish,which is crazy long. This is as easy to ponder as it is to drink. — 2 months ago
Wow what a nose. Super citrus, green herbals, sage, some lemongrass, so complex, floral as well. Melon, green and honeydew. A great blind SB as no grass, piss or gooseberry. So complex. So unique. Palate is insanely fresh, complex and has terrific structure and depth. Wow. This is major and a very serious SB that calls Graves and also Germany. It’s rich, complex and super nimble. Palate is super focused and so precise. Fruit is blend of various citrus, hint of vineyard stone fruits and loads of minerals on the finish. Long ass finish as well. Gets to every nook and cranny. Some crannies have fruit and some nooks have minerals.
After air the fruit starts to come out aromatically. Stone fruits, citrus and even confectionary aromas. Concentrated and earthy. Terrific finish. Almost 9.4. — 2 months ago