James Suckling

Jahrgang 2019

Bewertungen & Verkostungsnotizen

98 Punkte

2019 IM SONNENSCHEIN Riesling Beerenauslese
»This smells and taste like essence of mango and is very succulent, but there’s also a note of sage adding freshness. Mouth-filling and texturally complex at the front, due to the considerable concentration and natural grape sweetness. But the finish is so pristine! Very limited production. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.«

97 Punkte

2019 "GANZ HORN" Riesling GG
»Breathtakingly youthful and fresh, this dry riesling has the straightest line in the known universe! Great interplay of citrusy flavors and wet-stone minerality, driving it across the palate into the very long vibrating finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better after 2021.«


2019 IM SONNENSCHEIN Riesling GG
»Lovely, peachy nose with notes of dripping flowers and leaves after tropical rain. A hint of yeast, too. Very cool and elegant on the palate, where the power and concentration are underplayed. Long, graceful finish that pulls you back for more of this dry-riesling nectar! From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.«


2019 KASTANIENBUSCH Riesling Auslese
»The nose of this Auslese is like stepping into a store filled with exotic fruit. So much passion-fruit and mangosteen, yet this has stunning brilliance on the palate, where the intense minerality provides an exact counterpoint to the tropical extravagance. Long and focused, salty finish pulls you back for more. Limited production. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.«

96 Punkte

2019 IM SONNENSCHEIN Weißer Burgunder GG
»Pristine and polished, in spite of the enormous concentration and power that leave you in no doubt of this wine’s greatness. Great interplay between the warm (very ripe pear) side of this dry pinot blanc and its cool (leafy and mineral) side, until the stunning finish, when the latter builds to a crescendo. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.«

95 Punkte

2019 Frankweiler Biengarten RIESLING trocken VDP.Erste Lage
»Still a bit shy, the nose currently dominated by smoke and herbal aromas, but there’s a lot of citrus and chalky minerality packed into this rather sleek frame. Silky texture. The long, filigree finish has the combination of lightness and strength I associate with a great dancer! From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.«


2019 MANDELBERG Weisser Burgunder GG
»A lot of smoky character in the still embryonic nose (from long sur-lie maturation). Ripe and rich with a texture and stature that remind me of Grand Cru white Burgundy, the power and weight considerable, but the finish beautifully balanced. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better after 2021.«

94 Punkte

2019 RIESLING vom Muschelkalk trocken VDP.Ortswein
»Lots of ripe stone fruit with hints of papaya and grapefruit make this an immediately appealing and texturally fascinating dry white. But there’s a ton of structure, too, and this is just beginning to open up. Long, smoky and chalky finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.«

2019 RIESLING vom Rotliegenden trocken VDP.Ortswein
»Lots of exotic fruit and herbs (think Thai basil), plus a hint of smoke give this village wine an exciting nose. So bright and mineral, this is a very focused dry riesling that tastes lighter than it really is. Stunning, long finish of crystalline purity. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.«

2019 Siebeldinger WEISSER BURGUNDER vom Muschelkalk VDP.Ortswein
»All the elements of this rich and well-structured dry pinot blanc interlock beautifully on the palate and thishas a long, very elegant finish. There’s great, pear and fresh-nut character there, but the nose is still a bit closed. Great potential, if you can wait a moment. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better after 2020.«

93 Punkte

2019 "R" Chardonnay trocken
»A touch of butter-caramel, but also so many fresh notes of herbs and snow peas. Very creamy and silky, but with a feeling of weightlessness that’s far removed from the norm for this grape variety. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drink or hold.«

2019 "R" Pi No. trocken
»A unique wine that is a bit reminiscent of old-fashioned, Burgundian dry whites. Restrained and complex with plenty of summer-meadow character. Long finish with quite some chalky minerality. From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drink or hold.«

2019 "R" Sauvignon Blanc trocken
»A very serious, Loire-style sauvignon that’s totally on the flinty side with discreet cassis fruit. You can sense the depth from the beginning, but it really builds at the finish. An innovation for Germany! From biodynamically grown grapes with Respekt certification. Drink or hold.«

2019 Riesling <Ökonomierat> trocken VDP.Guteswein
»A hint of smoke at first, but quickly the peach, apricot and rose aromas dominate this ripe, but puristic, bone-dry riesling. A ton of minerality at the long finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap.«

2019 RIESLING vom Buntsandstein trocken VDP.Ortswein
»This Pfalz dry riesling has so much individuality with lime and bergamot, herbal and floral notes. Good substance and concentration, but still very straight with a slightly austere, mineral finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.«

92 Punkte

2019 RIESLING trocken VDP.Gutswein
»Very sleek, crisp and refreshing with lemon-zest and tart-peach character, but also a note that reminds me of a freshly plowed field. This is a striking wine for the humble category. I love the crunchy freshness at the finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap.«

2019 WEISSER BURGUNDER trocken VDP.Gutswein
»A generous wine for a basic dry pinot blanc with nice sliced-pear character and lively acidity that makes it taste lighter than it really is (13.5% alcohol). Shcmoozes you at the smooth but bone-dry finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap.«

Jahrgang 2018

Bewertungen & Verkostungsnotizen

98 Punkte

2018 IM SONNENSCHEIN Riesling GG
»Profound minerality and depth of aroma here, with everything from pumice to chalk to decayed marl. Lemons, limes, citrons and yuzu run amok. The acidity punctures the citrus fruit like a balloon on the palate, allowing it to seep out flavor with explosive, rapid flare. Full-bodied but delicate and incredibly refined and elegant. Drink now or hold for a long time.«

96 Punkte

2018 "GANZ HORN" Riesling GG
»Bright lemon drizzle cake, light dried cloves, loquat, nectarines and fresh herbs. Very dry and very steely with resounding purity of citrus fruit and orange-blossom undertones. Full-bodied, very textured and long. Drink now or hold.«

95 Punkte

2018 KASTANIENBUSCH Riesling GG
»A very spicy nose with dried cloves, garlic, jasmine and earl grey tea. Hints of smoke and cardamom. Superb density, but also focus of acidity and citrus flavor on the palate, which is medium-to full-bodied and long on the finish. Drink now or hold.«

93 Punkte

2018 IM SONNENSCHEIN Weißer Burgunder GG
»Subtle mineral and herbal notes are swept up by immaculate nectarines and loquat. Medium-to full-bodied with a medium-oily core of stone and green fruit and pretty acidity. Crunchy and medium-long on the finish. Drink now..«

91 Punkte

2018 RIESLING trocken VDP.Gutswein
»An impressive wine that has pithy and punchy appeal on the palate. This is a very bold, ripe and juicy, lemon-infused finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.«

2017 SPÄTBURGUNDER "R" trocken
»A delicate, floral pinot noir with rose petals, violets and lavender. Attractive ripeness and generosity on the palate with supple tannins and some depth. Drink now.«

Jahrgang 2017

Bewertungen & Verkostungsnotizen

97 Punkte

2017 KASTANIENBUSCH Riesling GG
»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.«

2017 "GANZ HORN" Riesling GG
»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.«

2017 IM SONNENSCHEIN Riesling GG
»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.«

2017 MANDELBERG Weißer Burgunder GG
»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.«

2017 IM SONNENSCHEIN Weißer Burgunder GG
»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.«

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
»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.«

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.«

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.«

2017 "R"  π No. ® trocken
»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 trocken
»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.«

2017 GRAUER BRUGUNDER 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
»Very attractive mandarin-orange, nectarine and Thai-basil character. Sleek yet powerful with good length.From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified.«

2017 WEISSER BURGUNDER trocken
»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.«

2017 SAUVIGNON BLANC trocken
»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.«

2017 MUSKATELLER trocken
»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
»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.«

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

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.«

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.«