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 1/23/2013 (26 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills, Sydney)
 

 

Burlkin Wolf tasting presented by Tom Benns

 

  • 2011 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Riesling - Germany, Pfalz
    Pale lemon, slight tearing. Medium minus intensity, youthful, aromas of mineral, slight citrus - lime and green apple. In the mouth medium plus zesty acidity and notes of red apple, slight mineral, medium plus finish. Good but simple
  • 2011 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Wachenheimer Riesling - Germany, Pfalz
    pale lemon with slight spritz in the glass. Aromas of wet stone, slight creaminess, ripe apple and hints of stone fruit - peach - with some slight lime notes. In the mouth the wine is well structured with medium plus acid, mineral notes over lime and green apple. Okay.
  • 2011 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Wachenheimer Gerümpel Riesling PC trocken - Germany, Pfalz
    Pale lemon with slight spritz in the glass. Aromas of stone fruit, ripe apple and a certain smoky quality. In the mouth the wine is balanced stone fruit and mineral notes with some slight spice (almost ginger) joining the flavours on the long finish. There is also a little phenolic grip that adds to the body.
  • 2011 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Wachenheimer Altenburg Riesling Trocken PC - Germany, Pfalz
    Pale lemon with slight spritz in the glass. Medium plus intensity aromas of smoke, wet stone, lime, touches of an almost kerosene note. In the mouth the wine has medium plus acid, spice, significant phenolic grip, some lime notes and a broad mouth feel. Medium length finish. A bit meh for me.
  • 2011 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Ruppertsberger Gaisböhl Riesling Großes Gewächs - Germany, Pfalz
    Medium intensity lemon coloured wine with aromas of yoghurt, smoked bacon, peach and pineapple, slight mineral notes. In the mouth the wine has some tropical fruit, mineral notes and finishes spicy (white pepper) and slightly warm. Good
  • 2011 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Forster Jesuitengarten Riesling Trocken GC - Germany, Pfalz
    Medium intensity lemon coloured wine. Medium minus intensity aromas of wet stone, slight green apple, smoke and a slightly perfumed quality that is proving elusive. In the mouth the wine has pronounced flavour intensity with flavours of ripe apples and stone fruit underpinned by slight sweet spice. There is some phenolic grip that adds to the weight of the body and contributes to the long finish that carries the fruit. Very young but very lovely.
  • 2011 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Forster Kirchenstück Riesling Trocken GC - Germany, Pfalz
    Medium intensity lemon coloured wine. Aromas of wet stone, spice and citrus - perhaps touches of orange blossom as well. On the palate there is medium plus acid, mineral notes, savoury, almost green herbs - parsley, phenolic grip on the palate, quite broad in the mouth. There are some slight citrus notes here as well but the wine is more about structure than rampant fruit and is very young. This is a very good wine but not really my cup of tea in it's current state.
  • 2011 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Ruppertsberger Riesling Auslese - Germany, Pfalz
    Medium intensity lemon coloured wine. Pronounced intensity aromas of crystallised pineapple, orange marmalade, sweet ginger spice and creamy notes. In the mouth the wine has medium plus acidity and is sweet. There are flavours of pineapple, cream, caramel on the long finish that closes creamy rich and dry. Very nice indeed.

A very interesting tasting. Despite years of drinking riesling this is, somehow, the first time I've ever had a proper sit down tasting with one producers wines, from a single vintage, where I could begin to see the way that the grape truly reflects the 'terroir'. The Gerumpal and Alternburg are completely different despite being only yards apart for instance, and the same applies to the Jesuitengarten and the Kirchenstuck. Cracking stuff!

 


 
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