Weingut Leon Gold

Spätburgunder Wanne

9.313 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Germany
Spätburgunder
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Super wine. Nose of sweet minerals, juicy cherries, minerals and loads of complex soil tones. Palate is fresh as a daisy and superbly linear and so so fresh. Lots of explosive black and red cherry fruit. Fantastic balance and purity. Amazingly juicy with elegant tannins and insane purity. So long. A baby still but easy to drink.

Super wine. Nose of sweet minerals, juicy cherries, minerals and loads of complex soil tones. Palate is fresh as a daisy and superbly linear and so so fresh. Lots of explosive black and red cherry fruit. Fantastic balance and purity. Amazingly juicy with elegant tannins and insane purity. So long. A baby still but easy to drink.

May 10th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

There is so much great Spätburgunder in Germany that I feel like I am committing a low key crime by importing it and drinking it. This is insanely great. It smells like Galeyrand. Stunning nose of white chocolate, red cherries, spice and an almost Fixin/Gevrey character. Wow. Sweet, silky and sappy with big structure but stunning purity. Sappy and such pure fruit. Wow. Such fruit presence and purity. Deep and cuts a swatch. Stunning. So long. This will be brilliant in 5-7 years.

There is so much great Spätburgunder in Germany that I feel like I am committing a low key crime by importing it and drinking it. This is insanely great. It smells like Galeyrand. Stunning nose of white chocolate, red cherries, spice and an almost Fixin/Gevrey character. Wow. Sweet, silky and sappy with big structure but stunning purity. Sappy and such pure fruit. Wow. Such fruit presence and purity. Deep and cuts a swatch. Stunning. So long. This will be brilliant in 5-7 years.

Jul 2nd, 2018
Pinotman /// Andreas

The wine maker is Leon Gold the importer is Lyle Fass. A Pinot in a Riesling bottle. I know Lyle will not be happy this wine needs time to rest but I expect these 15’s to be robust. Very dark. Cherry nose touch Cardamon. In the glass flat out like a 1er Cru Burgundy. A German Gevrey Chambertin at 33% of the price quite spectacular. I hope I bought the 16. Boy this is really really good. Earthy in the glass but also 🍒 touch cinnamon and a spritz of Mexican lime. There is really no need to pay 100$ for Burgundy if you can get this. Wanne by the way means tub. So this is probably a warm well protected site with plenty of sun. I will visit this winery for sure.

The wine maker is Leon Gold the importer is Lyle Fass. A Pinot in a Riesling bottle. I know Lyle will not be happy this wine needs time to rest but I expect these 15’s to be robust. Very dark. Cherry nose touch Cardamon. In the glass flat out like a 1er Cru Burgundy. A German Gevrey Chambertin at 33% of the price quite spectacular. I hope I bought the 16. Boy this is really really good. Earthy in the glass but also 🍒 touch cinnamon and a spritz of Mexican lime. There is really no need to pay 100$ for Burgundy if you can get this. Wanne by the way means tub. So this is probably a warm well protected site with plenty of sun. I will visit this winery for sure.

2 people found it helpfulMay 28th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Translucent deep ruby in color, very nice.

Nose is white chocolate confection, ripe cherry smashed on old leather and a light cinnamon-like spice aspect. We were experiencing some heat from the alcohol (11-14% ABV) in about the first hour, but disapated now.

Palate is over ripe (perhaps leaning towards fermented) raspberry, strawberry/cherry compote, a well structured wine with several years still needing to approach its potential. Quite Burgundian, smiling...this will likely be great tomorrow, so notes will be updated. Paired this with some local and beautiful pork chops along with likely the best tasting year for grilled corn from the farm right down the street, so sweet!

24hr Update: Bright acidity, red fruits flavors trending towards dehydrated cherry and plum, improved.

Translucent deep ruby in color, very nice.

Nose is white chocolate confection, ripe cherry smashed on old leather and a light cinnamon-like spice aspect. We were experiencing some heat from the alcohol (11-14% ABV) in about the first hour, but disapated now.

Palate is over ripe (perhaps leaning towards fermented) raspberry, strawberry/cherry compote, a well structured wine with several years still needing to approach its potential. Quite Burgundian, smiling...this will likely be great tomorrow, so notes will be updated. Paired this with some local and beautiful pork chops along with likely the best tasting year for grilled corn from the farm right down the street, so sweet!

24hr Update: Bright acidity, red fruits flavors trending towards dehydrated cherry and plum, improved.

1 person found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2018
Steven Heydemann

Fabulous, pure, balanced and compelling PN that just shines with a sense of place. I love that Lyle Fass shows up as the producer rather than importer, but hell, give the dude some credit. Opened too soon after arrival. But could not resist. Glad I didn’t.

Fabulous, pure, balanced and compelling PN that just shines with a sense of place. I love that Lyle Fass shows up as the producer rather than importer, but hell, give the dude some credit. Opened too soon after arrival. But could not resist. Glad I didn’t.

1 person found it helpfulJun 8th, 2018
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinot in a Riesling bottle! The Winery is close to Stuttgart less than 20 Miles from Porsche and Mercedes-Benz in Württemberg/Germany. There is a ton of fruit in this, quite dark. More Oregon than Burgundy. Super elegant. Tannins fully resolved. Dark cherries, hint blueberries and crushed marble, touch orange juice. Drink now. Given the diversity of terroir altitudes/mountains and different styles and affordability Germany is now in my opinion the leader in Pinot Noir and this is another prime example. Lyle when will you get a Pinot from the Ahr grown on Slate?

Pinot in a Riesling bottle! The Winery is close to Stuttgart less than 20 Miles from Porsche and Mercedes-Benz in Württemberg/Germany. There is a ton of fruit in this, quite dark. More Oregon than Burgundy. Super elegant. Tannins fully resolved. Dark cherries, hint blueberries and crushed marble, touch orange juice. Drink now. Given the diversity of terroir altitudes/mountains and different styles and affordability Germany is now in my opinion the leader in Pinot Noir and this is another prime example. Lyle when will you get a Pinot from the Ahr grown on Slate?

Feb 23rd, 2021
Steven Heydemann

Love this wine. Gold is doing fabulous work. @Lyle Fass Will need to make sure this is in the cellar.

Love this wine. Gold is doing fabulous work. @Lyle Fass Will need to make sure this is in the cellar.

Dec 20th, 2020
Steven Heydemann

Just fabulous. Love the nose on this wine, and the explosion of flavor and texture in the mouth. One from @Lyle Fass

Just fabulous. Love the nose on this wine, and the explosion of flavor and texture in the mouth. One from @Lyle Fass

Mar 28th, 2020
Matthew Cohen

Crazy assed spatburgunder. Wicked spice on the nose. AmZingly fresh and mineral. Fresh cherries. Licorice. Wow. Unique. Bought from fass selections.

Crazy assed spatburgunder. Wicked spice on the nose. AmZingly fresh and mineral. Fresh cherries. Licorice. Wow. Unique. Bought from fass selections.

Jun 30th, 2019
Doctor No

I cannot believe @Lyle Fass sold me this bloated, high alcohol, flabby, Oak-chipped, overripe Meiomi look-alike!
Just kidding. This is elegant, charming, both sprightly and structured. My only complaint is that it needs time and I kinda dig the Trollinger more.

I cannot believe @Lyle Fass sold me this bloated, high alcohol, flabby, Oak-chipped, overripe Meiomi look-alike!
Just kidding. This is elegant, charming, both sprightly and structured. My only complaint is that it needs time and I kinda dig the Trollinger more.

Oct 1st, 2018