Max Geitlinger

Spätburgunder

9.39 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Germany
Spätburgunder
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Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

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

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

Mar 20th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

What a nose. Massive fruit. Big, ripe, dark and red cherries. So intense. A lipstick like intensity. Glorious spices. Gorgeous minerality and a sense of deepness. Tree bark, menthol and an inner earth character. The juxtaposition between ripe fruit and minerality is astonishing. Palate is so ripe but allied with just classic and incredible freshness. Big, but ripe and silky tannins and lovely, dense cherry fruit. So balanced and ultra clean and pure. The decadence of this wine allied with the racy minerality is a highlight for me. With air there is a savory and meaty element to the nose that adds complexity. So juicy and textured. The minerals really wash one’s palate on the finish. This has substantial structure which hints to me it needs 3-4 years. It’s in no way not inaccessible now but will be much better in 3 years.

What a nose. Massive fruit. Big, ripe, dark and red cherries. So intense. A lipstick like intensity. Glorious spices. Gorgeous minerality and a sense of deepness. Tree bark, menthol and an inner earth character. The juxtaposition between ripe fruit and minerality is astonishing. Palate is so ripe but allied with just classic and incredible freshness. Big, but ripe and silky tannins and lovely, dense cherry fruit. So balanced and ultra clean and pure. The decadence of this wine allied with the racy minerality is a highlight for me. With air there is a savory and meaty element to the nose that adds complexity. So juicy and textured. The minerals really wash one’s palate on the finish. This has substantial structure which hints to me it needs 3-4 years. It’s in no way not inaccessible now but will be much better in 3 years.

Dec 19th, 2020
Tom Casagrande

All powdered stones at first, but with air, floral, sappy cherry comes out, with a sweet spice note. Light in weight but with good intensity, it’s a leaner styled Pinot, with bright mineral-tinged flavors and nice acidity. Great with simple roast chicken.

All powdered stones at first, but with air, floral, sappy cherry comes out, with a sweet spice note. Light in weight but with good intensity, it’s a leaner styled Pinot, with bright mineral-tinged flavors and nice acidity. Great with simple roast chicken.

May 2nd, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

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.

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.

Feb 25th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Glorious showing. As this ages if reminds me more and more of Möbitz. Gorgeous nose of crushed berries, spices, raspberry cake, mineral, limestone, sour cherry. Just dizzying. What a nose. So delicate and transparent. Palate is pitch perfect Red Riesling. So juicy and transparent with wonderful freshness and purity. Sour cherry, red berry, red cherry fruit. Terrific inner mouth aromas. So complex and juicy with just unreal energy and freshness. Amazingly linear and just straight as an arrow. Outrageous value. Terrific sweetness of fruit but just so perfectly judged.

Glorious showing. As this ages if reminds me more and more of Möbitz. Gorgeous nose of crushed berries, spices, raspberry cake, mineral, limestone, sour cherry. Just dizzying. What a nose. So delicate and transparent. Palate is pitch perfect Red Riesling. So juicy and transparent with wonderful freshness and purity. Sour cherry, red berry, red cherry fruit. Terrific inner mouth aromas. So complex and juicy with just unreal energy and freshness. Amazingly linear and just straight as an arrow. Outrageous value. Terrific sweetness of fruit but just so perfectly judged.

Jul 30th, 2019
Jordan Franceschini

Best Spatburgunder I’ve ever had. Period. Wow.

Best Spatburgunder I’ve ever had. Period. Wow.

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2019
Chris Shultz

Super high toned. The first cherries of the season, some raspberry, spice, slight iron. It walks around like a boy trying not to step on the cracks. It would be green if it weren’t super red. It’s like listening to some super tense modal jazz-folk act, the best of pentangle doing their soul thing. This is what vin de soif wishes it could be on its birthday. Some cayenne pepper and mace and confectioners sugar on the finish. It grows in density in the glass but never really sits down. Very alive. Everything is easy and promising like when you meet a person you think will be a new friend. Delicious.

Super high toned. The first cherries of the season, some raspberry, spice, slight iron. It walks around like a boy trying not to step on the cracks. It would be green if it weren’t super red. It’s like listening to some super tense modal jazz-folk act, the best of pentangle doing their soul thing. This is what vin de soif wishes it could be on its birthday. Some cayenne pepper and mace and confectioners sugar on the finish. It grows in density in the glass but never really sits down. Very alive. Everything is easy and promising like when you meet a person you think will be a new friend. Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulDec 20th, 2019
Pinotman /// Andreas

From Lyle Fass Selections. Quite sweet Pinot Fruit Ready to drink. Initially not that interesting. After left to air for 24 hours. Ripe cherries 🍒 the wine has mellowed out. No oxidation. Reminds me of a great Oregon Pinot. Hint of Orange blossoms. Spicy. Plum. 2015 was a warm vintage. A world class Wine.

From Lyle Fass Selections. Quite sweet Pinot Fruit Ready to drink. Initially not that interesting. After left to air for 24 hours. Ripe cherries 🍒 the wine has mellowed out. No oxidation. Reminds me of a great Oregon Pinot. Hint of Orange blossoms. Spicy. Plum. 2015 was a warm vintage. A world class Wine.

Mar 29th, 2020