Stylistically so different from the 18. On the nose: lovely lime and lemon oil, loads of slate and crushed rock, amazing intensity, which is all similar to18, but on the palate, this couldn't be more different. This has a regal richness: almost oily and dense up front, in contrast to the very linear 18...then the acidity kicks in to round this out....the mouth waters, filling with lime, soft smoky notes and wet stone. Excellent, not sure which of the 18 and 19 I prefer now. — 12 days ago
Light yellow, much more accessible than Kerspiel or Morstein at this stage due to its smaller frame. A faint pineapple to the otherwise simple palate that doesn’t accentuate the minerality, acidity or slate that feature in the grander crus. Perfectly drinkable. — a month ago
Lightly greeny-yellow. Acidity fairly biting at this time, but mellowed over several days as the wine opened up in the fridge. Touch of grapefruit, some preserved lemon, needs time and likely to get better. — 3 months ago
Mesa Bohn Set20 — 4 months ago
Pop and pour, followed over 2 hrs. I'm slowly tasting through the 18 Wittmann GGs. This is much less open than the Brunnenhauschen even, after 2 hrs open. Nevertheless,: very ripe nose with loads of peach, guava, ultra-ripe tangerine, a touch of yeast, but there is a fine core of stoniness that grounds this. On the palate, oh, that acidity is so lovely, then a touch of bread yeast, more peach, guava, tangerine, and dusted with minerals. The finish is so long, and high-toned and juicy. Very good now, but this definitely needs a while to unwind. — 8 months ago
Sneak peaking on Wittmanns 2019 for the Morstein launching on thursday. There is no doubt that the German Rieslings remains one of the under priced gems of the wine world.
The Westhofener presents a pronounced intense nose, youthful but complex and nuanced aromas, well defined characters that is playing in several clusters. Lemon zest, white pears and plum juice followed by ginger and a prominent wet stone minerality over a savoury and salty canvas. A cut through acidity drives the palate through an intense fruit profile and a solid finish.
Paired with pan fried Salomon filet, creamed cabbage and a soy and brown butter vinaigrette with plenty of lemon juice. — 2 months ago
Juicyyyyyyy — 5 months ago