Weingut Keller

Bürgel Spätburgunder

9.352 ratings
9.322 pro ratings
Rheinhessen, Germany
Spätburgunder
Top Notes For
Gilbert Van Hassel

Clean, fresh, salty with plenty of red fruit. Excellent PN , could be a beaune.

Clean, fresh, salty with plenty of red fruit. Excellent PN , could be a beaune.

Jan 30th, 2021
Nate Axline

Been waiting to try this out and exceeded all expectations. Checks all the boxes for what I like: fresh, funky, rustic, vibrant, and wishing I had more.

Been waiting to try this out and exceeded all expectations. Checks all the boxes for what I like: fresh, funky, rustic, vibrant, and wishing I had more.

Dec 20th, 2020
Gilbert Van Hassel

I love KPs pinots, they can compete with some of the lighter cote de beaune’s, more minerality and more salinity and a fresher more floral nose.

I love KPs pinots, they can compete with some of the lighter cote de beaune’s, more minerality and more salinity and a fresher more floral nose.

May 27th, 2020
Aaron Tan

KP likes to say that he makes pino for fun. However, if this wine is of any indication, KP's pino's are as serious as any of his rieslings. The 11' Burgel would easily give the Burgundies of the vintage a run for their money. In fact, it's apt to say that the wine was very Burgundian, given how most placed it in the region in our blind.

The wine's in a great spot for drinking at the moment. No greeness or lady bug. Bouquet of red and black cherries, sous bois, floral spice, mushroom, soy. The palate's energetic and tangy, fruit's a little more dried out with a more profound spice element, and a touch of creaminess. Silky texture, with tannins and oak fully resolved. There's a sort of balancing VA, which also brings savouriness - I feel this is what makes it quite Burgundian. Up for discussion of course.

It's good to see a pino from when KP still bottled them in riesling bottles - perhaps from when he still thought of them as "fun". This is the oldest pino that I've drank from Keller (would have been the 07' Burgel Felix last year if it wasn't corked. FU cork!) and I think it's safe to say he never did treat his pino's lightly. I mean, it's arguably even crazier now - we did spend four days just sorting the Morstein pino grapes, berry-by-berry, in 2017.

Unpopular opinion: KP's spatburgunder's are not value buys anymore (heck! The 2015 Morstein had a hammer price of 610€ in last year's VDP auction). For me, there's still better wines to be found in Burgundy at the prices that the Keller pino's go for. That said, with the rising prices of the latter, this opinion may soon be invalid.

KP likes to say that he makes pino for fun. However, if this wine is of any indication, KP's pino's are as serious as any of his rieslings. The 11' Burgel would easily give the Burgundies of the vintage a run for their money. In fact, it's apt to say that the wine was very Burgundian, given how most placed it in the region in our blind.

The wine's in a great spot for drinking at the moment. No greeness or lady bug. Bouquet of red and black cherries, sous bois, floral spice, mushroom, soy. The palate's energetic and tangy, fruit's a little more dried out with a more profound spice element, and a touch of creaminess. Silky texture, with tannins and oak fully resolved. There's a sort of balancing VA, which also brings savouriness - I feel this is what makes it quite Burgundian. Up for discussion of course.

It's good to see a pino from when KP still bottled them in riesling bottles - perhaps from when he still thought of them as "fun". This is the oldest pino that I've drank from Keller (would have been the 07' Burgel Felix last year if it wasn't corked. FU cork!) and I think it's safe to say he never did treat his pino's lightly. I mean, it's arguably even crazier now - we did spend four days just sorting the Morstein pino grapes, berry-by-berry, in 2017.

Unpopular opinion: KP's spatburgunder's are not value buys anymore (heck! The 2015 Morstein had a hammer price of 610€ in last year's VDP auction). For me, there's still better wines to be found in Burgundy at the prices that the Keller pino's go for. That said, with the rising prices of the latter, this opinion may soon be invalid.

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2019
Tom Kobylarz

Needs time, but for sure tense and showing good breed and good German Pinot typicity!

Needs time, but for sure tense and showing good breed and good German Pinot typicity!

Nov 27th, 2016
Dade Thieriot


This is a wine made from super low yielding vineyards! Packed with concentrated blackberry jam flavors, good acidity, spicy, exotic... soft and drinkable even now. The mark of a truly well-balanced wine!
#2014 #Keller #Spätburgunder #Bürgel


This is a wine made from super low yielding vineyards! Packed with concentrated blackberry jam flavors, good acidity, spicy, exotic... soft and drinkable even now. The mark of a truly well-balanced wine!
#2014 #Keller #Spätburgunder #Bürgel

Mar 26th, 2016
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.1

This is supposed to be a Rieslingfeier...

This is supposed to be a Rieslingfeier...

Feb 21st, 2016
Eric Urbani

2013 from Mag. Eleganty but I would prefer the older vintages.

2013 from Mag. Eleganty but I would prefer the older vintages.

Oct 25th, 2015
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.2

Delicate, perfumed, finesse. From mag

Delicate, perfumed, finesse. From mag

Feb 24th, 2015
Brad Ball

Sommelier/Wine Director Social Wine Bar

9.6

Mag!!

Mag!!

May 16th, 2014