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James Suckling - 19. September 2018

 

 

97 Punkte - 2017 KASTANIENBUSCH Riesling GG VDP.Grosses Gewächs
»In order to describe the herbal notes in the nose of this wine to you properly, I would need to spend the whole evening studying them! Rose hips and wild berries, plus a hint of passion fruit. Crystalline finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

97 Punkte - 2017 GANZ HORN Riesling GG VDP.Grosses Gewächs
»At once ripe and generous at the front, yet austere and radical at the finish, this is a super-straight and mineral wine that needs some time to give its best. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

97 Punkte - 2017 IM SONNENSCHEIN Riesling GG VDP.Grosses Gewächs
»This is so ripe, but so cool, reserved and delicate. The yellow-fruit aromas need some aeration to unfurl. Very long and complex finish, which has a darker side that the rather sunny aromas don't even hint at. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

97 Punkte - 2017 MANDELBERG Weisser Burgunder GG VDP.Grosses Gewächs
»This proves that pinot blanc really can give a great dry white wine. Crazy, exotic fruit in the nose, but not a jot too much. Then comes the enormously concentrated palate and a finish that literally takes your breath away. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

 

95 Punkte - 2017 Frankweiler Biengarten Riesling VDP.Erste Lage
»You could easily mistake this for a top FF. Very fine, mango nose, then a ripe and moderately rich palate that has great freshness and a long, very chalky finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

95 Punkte - 2017 IM SONNENSCHEIN Weisser Burgunder GG VDP.Grosses Gewächs
»Stunning, ripe, sliced-pear nose. In spite of the ripeness, the combination of concentration and elegance is fabulous. Very long, subtle, chalky finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

 

94 Punkte - 2017 Riesling vom Rotliegenden trocken
»A great combination of discreet ripeness and herbal freshness make this an exciting dry riesling that is just waiting for you to put some spicy prawns on the table! Serious concentration that is very underplayed. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

94 Punkte - 2017 Weisser Burgunder vom Muschelkalk trocken
»Wonderful melted-butter and fresh-nut aromas that drag you into the creamy and delicate palate. Long, silky finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

 

93 Punkte - 2017 Riesling vom Buntsandstein trocken
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Plenty of Thai basil and a touch of green chili give this racy and dramatic dry riesling a ton of character. A rather sleek body is married to great extract and a lovely vibrancy on the bone-dry palate, the finish harmonious and very refreshing. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

93 Punkte - 2017 Riesling vom Muschelkalk trocken
»A ripe and creamy wine that is bone dry with a great texture from the chalky character. On the nose there's a bergamot note that's far removed from the standard riesling aromas. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

93 Punkte - 2017 Weisser Burgunder vom Lößlehm trocken
»Concentrated and creamy, but still so fresh and vibrant, this is a very exciting pinot blanc. I love the delicate white-fruit and floral aromas. Long, silky yet lively finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

93 Punkte - 2017 πNo.®
»Crazy stuff that doesn't fit any of the familiar pigeon holes, this is lush and toasty on the front palate, but turns cool and fresh at the finish. From a field blend of all the pinot grapes. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified.»

 

92 Punkte - 2017 "R" Chardonnay
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A rather rich and fleshy chardonnay with good concentration and structure, but the finish is a bit on the soft side. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified.»

92 Punkte - 2017 Grauer Burgunder vom Lößlehm trocken
»Plenty of orange blossom, as well as ripe melon, plus very lively acidity, making this an exceptional German pinot gris. Long, refreshing finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified.»

 

91 Punkte - 2017 Riesling "Ökonomierat" trocken
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Very attractive mandarin-orange, nectarine and Thai-basil character. Sleek yet powerful with good length.From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified.»

91 Punkte - 2017 Weisser Burgunder trocken
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Plenty of white fruit and citrus with a touch of fresh green beans from the garden. In spite of all this character, this remains a rather light and lively wine.»

91 Punkte - 2017 Sauvignon Blanc trocken
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Grapefruit and green beans on the nose. Sleek and racy with plenty of energy, then a very clean finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

91 Punkte - 2017 Muskateller trocken
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Very sleek and still rather closed. However, this has stunning concentration for such a light, 12 per cent alcohol white. The finish is of crystalline purity. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold.»

 

90 Punkte - 2017 Riesling trocken
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Attractive, tart peach character. Sleek and cool with a very crisp and lively finish. This is a great refresher. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink now.»

90 Punkte - 2017 "R" Sauvignon Blanc trocken
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Very Loire-like personality with cassis, vegetal and flinty aromas, sleek body and a crisp finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink now.»

90 Punkte - 2017 Grauer Burgunder trocken
»A super-clean pinot gris, in spite of the supple acidity that's typical for the grape. Long finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified.»

90 Punkte - 2017 Spätburgunder Rosé trocken
»A very clean and crisp rosé with plenty of watermelon and redcurrant aromas. Sleek and dry, but with plenty of flavor and a determination to be drunk with your salad tonight. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified.»

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


James Suckling - 20. November 2017

 

95 Punkte - 2016 KASTANIENBUSCH Riesling VDP.Großes Gewächs»Very complex passion-fruit, wild berry and herbal character. Concentrated yet very sleek and pristine. The finish is long and very mineral. This has decades of ageing potential if you can resist it. And it has just 11.8% alcohol!»

95 Punkte - 2008 πNo.® Sekt -extra brut-
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From the complex candied-citrus, smoke and brioche notes, you could easily mistake this for a prestige cuvée Champagne. On the palate, too, there's stunning concentration and a super-elegant, long, pristine finish. Just beginning to give its best, but has at least a further decade ahead of it. A cuvée of two thirds pinot noir and one third chardonnay.»

95 Punkte - 2016 MANDELBERG Weißer Burgunder VDP.Großes Gewächs
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Riper, more elegant and delicate than the Im Sonnenschein GG pinot blanc from Rebholz with a very long, mineral finish for this grape. Only just beginning to give its best and should improve with every extra year in the bottle for a decade. As long as the cork holds, this will live longer than I will!»

94 Punkte - 2016 ALBERSWEILER LATT Gewürztraminer VDP.Erste Lage
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Packed with exotic fruit, Turkish delight and smoked-bacon aromas. Very ripe and concentrated but only medium- to full-bodied. The finish is super long and fine. Drink or hold; it should hold at least a couple of decades.»

94 Punkte - 2016 IM SONNENSCHEIN Weißer Burgunder VDP.Großes Gewächs
»Still very young and a bit closed, but this is very finely-nuanced with a lot of depth and without much weight. Very long, salty/mineral finish. Better from 2018 and will hold for a couple of decades.»

94 Punkte - 2016 "GANZHORN" IM SONNENSCHEIN Riesling VDP.Großes Gewächs
»The combination of tart peach, mountain freshness and almost strident minerality to this wine is stunning. Very impressive, long stony finish. Drink or hold through 2035.»

93 Punkte - 2015 Siebeldinger SPÄTBURGUNDER "R" vom Muschelkalk trocken
»This has a smokey note, but it's not only from the oak, then comes the cool, elegant but rather concentrated palate. The dry tannins carry the long, elegant finish. Drink from in 2018 or any time for a decade after that.»

93 Punkte - 2016 Siebeldinger WEISSER BURGUNDER vom Muschelkalk trocken
»A very elegant dry pinot blanc with a very long, rather nutty and mineral finish. Better from 2018, but this has at least another decade of potential ahead of it.»

93 Punkte - 2016 "GANZHORN" IM SONNENSCHEIN Riesling Spätlese
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An excellent Spätlese that has the ripeness and generosity of the Pfalz, a hint of pineapple but a hint of caramel and dried-fruit aromas. Very clean, straight finish. Drink or hold.»

93 Punkte - 2016 IM SONNENSCHEIN Riesling VDP.Großes Gewächs
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Full but tart pear fruit. Sleek like the other 2016s from Rebholz, but the creaminess gives it an almost silky texture and the finish is very long but slightly austere. Quite a challenging wine with a lot of depth. Drink any time through 2035.»

93 Punkte - 2016 RIESLING vom Rotliegenden trocken
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A super-expressive, sleek dry riesling with a diamond-like clarity and brilliance at the long crisp and herbal-mineral finish that's literally breathtaking. Drink or hold.»

92 Punkte - 2016 "R" CHARDONNAY trocken
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An elegant chardonnay for Germany that isn't a jot dominated by the oak and has great structure and a very polished, long finish. Drink or hold.»

92 Punkte - 2016 WEISSER BURGUNDER vom Lößlehm trocken
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Where is that elegant fish dish I just ordered, because this has a wonderful balance of pear and citrus fruit with some creaminess and elegant acidity tat makes it ideal for something along those lines. Long, very clean finish. Drink or hold.»

92 Punkte - 2016 SAUVIGNON BLANC trocken
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Very like an elegant and polished high-end Sancerre with a long, mineral finish. Drink or or hold. Screw cap closure.»

92 Punkte - 2016 RIESLING vom Rotliegenden Kabinett
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A lovely juicy and refreshing riesling Kabinett with a lot of cool-apple and herbal aromas. The natural grape sweetness is perceptible at the front, but the finish is breathtakingly fresh and almost dry. Drink or hold.»

92 Punkte - 2016 FRANKWEILER BIENGARTEN Riesling trocken VDP.Erste Lage
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Seriously smokey with a lot of lemons and limes. Crisp but more generous than the other non-GG rieslings from Rebhoolz, this is very crisp at the finish but also rather polished. Drink or hold, and it should have at least a decade of further potential.»

92 Punkte - 2013 RIESLING Sekt -extra brut-
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Unusually leesy for a sparkling riesling with plenty of candied-lemon and dried-apple character, the finish at once substantial and crisp. Drink or hold.»

91 Punkte - 2016 RIESLING trocken
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Sleek and racy but with an astonishing depth and harmony for a dry riesling with just 11.5% alcohol. Pear aromas are married to great mineral freshness on the filigree finish. Drink now or hold. Screw cap closure.»

91 Punkte - 2015 SPÄTBURGUNDER >Tradition< trocken
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Don't be deceived if this is a bit closed (reduction). It's got quite a complex rooty and earthy character, and the dry tannins are surprisingly polished. Quite a sleek, slightly tart finish. Drink through 2023.»

91 Punkte - 2016 GEWÜRZTRAMINER Godramsteiner Münzberg Spätlese
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Still a bit closed on the nose, but this has lovely lychee and candied-orange aromas. Just a hint of sweetness, but there's elegant acidity for this low-acidity grape. Clean, rather long finish. Drink or hold.»

91 Punkte - 2016 "R" πNo.® trocken
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A little bit of butterscotch on the nose, but on the palate there's very attractive harmony of oak, fruit and creaminess, even if the finish is very clean and straight with little oak perceptible. A co-fermentation of chardonnay (the majority), pinot blanc, pinot gris and auxerrois. Drink now or hold. »

91 Punkte - 2016 RIESLING vom Buntsandstein trocken
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Sleek and pristine with discreet fruit but intense minerality on the long, linear finish. This is a German riesling for Chablis lovers. Drink now or hold.»

90 Punkte - 2016 WEISSER BURGUNDER trocken
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A cool but relatively juicy dry pinot blanc with plenty of white-fruit character and a little of the green-bean aroma typical for light dry wines from this grape. Crisp but not tart on the finish that's very pure. Drink now or in 2018 and 2019.»

90 Punkte - 2016 MUSKATELLER trocken
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A featherlight, crisp dry wine that has plenty of muscat and grapefruit aromas. Drink now or in 2018. Screw cap closure.»

89 Punkte - 2016 RIESLING >Ökonomierat< trocken
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»This steely, hardcore bone-dry riesling will either make you reach for the oysters or ask for something else to drink. Reminiscent of the Rebholz wines from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Screw cap closure.»