Weingut Josef Walter

Centgrafenberg Franken Trocken Pinot Noir

9.29 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Franken, Germany
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

8.9

Nose of smoke, spice and charcoal. Deep cherry as well. Ripe but also superbly complex and showing secondary. Gorgeous minerals and sous bois. Palate is explosive, juicy and sweet but sadly a little warm. 14.0% in Franken in 09 is bound to show hot. Darn.

Nose of smoke, spice and charcoal. Deep cherry as well. Ripe but also superbly complex and showing secondary. Gorgeous minerals and sous bois. Palate is explosive, juicy and sweet but sadly a little warm. 14.0% in Franken in 09 is bound to show hot. Darn.

Feb 26th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Super complex nose that is entering secondary. Super complex. Spice, leaves, earthy, savory and feral as well. Awesome. Palate is opulent and rich with great complexity and sweetness. Great spice. Complex and suave tannins. So sweet so sleek and so complex. Drinking like madness now. Terrific freshness. Long finish.

Super complex nose that is entering secondary. Super complex. Spice, leaves, earthy, savory and feral as well. Awesome. Palate is opulent and rich with great complexity and sweetness. Great spice. Complex and suave tannins. So sweet so sleek and so complex. Drinking like madness now. Terrific freshness. Long finish.

Dec 10th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

14% alc. Screw cap.

First tasted as "pop n' pour" and enjoyed again with 24 hours of air this is starting to wake up.
A VERY good PN from Franken and although the areas/AVA stylistically are different (like comparing Cab from Coombsville vs Oakville in Napa) the reference points for me for fantastic German Pinot's are still Henrik Möbitz (Baden) and Chat Sauvage (Rheingau).

14% alc. Screw cap.

First tasted as "pop n' pour" and enjoyed again with 24 hours of air this is starting to wake up.
A VERY good PN from Franken and although the areas/AVA stylistically are different (like comparing Cab from Coombsville vs Oakville in Napa) the reference points for me for fantastic German Pinot's are still Henrik Möbitz (Baden) and Chat Sauvage (Rheingau).

3 people found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

No formal notes. He is a ducking genius. Yes, ducking.

No formal notes. He is a ducking genius. Yes, ducking.

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2016
Dan Weisshaar

Mouthwatering, warm, mild, light berry fruit, lovely acidity. Balanced and fabulous . Great value, great wine.

Mouthwatering, warm, mild, light berry fruit, lovely acidity. Balanced and fabulous . Great value, great wine.

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Wonderful and classic Centgrafenberg nose. Forest floor, pine needles, spice, loads of mineral and some damp earth. Macerated cherries. Super aromatic. Terrific concentration and texture. Dazzling purity. A bit tight but air will cure that, but the balance and texture are extraordinary. Very long.

Wonderful and classic Centgrafenberg nose. Forest floor, pine needles, spice, loads of mineral and some damp earth. Macerated cherries. Super aromatic. Terrific concentration and texture. Dazzling purity. A bit tight but air will cure that, but the balance and texture are extraordinary. Very long.

Jul 10th, 2016
Josh Mersfelder

Josh had this 4 years ago

Josh had this 4 years ago

Sep 14th, 2017
Josh Mersfelder

Josh had this 4 years ago

Josh had this 4 years ago

Feb 12th, 2017