White

2008 Franz Künstler Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Erstes Gewächs

Riesling

  • Germany
  • Rheingau
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: (91 points)

    September 26, 2016 - A solid performance, good Hochheim typicity, earth and ripe fruit, lovely weight, but with less energy, definition and length than one would hope for in a 2008. Could it be that the production of a separate Auslese Goldkapsel Trocken (carrying a premium of more than 50% over the EG) has taken away some of the quality of the "standard" EG?

  • honest bob wrote: (91 points)

    July 28, 2016 - From 75cl, perfect cork, with a diamond-shimmering Weinstein crust. All my previous TNs for this wine ring true. This is a wonderful, monumental, stone-hard, salt-tinged, mountain of a Hölle... Barely a hint of Riesling fruit left. I'd drink this sooner rather than later, but it all depends what you like. 91P

  • Sir-Harrie wrote: (91 points)

    December 31, 2015 - Siehe vorherige Notiz. Toller Wein zu Fischgerichten, Rund, harmonisch fruchtig. Zitrone, Limetten und Äpfel.

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: (91 points)

    December 4, 2015 - Lovely, impressive, aromatic nose, with freshness, nuance, typicity and depth; the palate is relatively light and fresh for a Künstler Hölle EG (determined by the vintage), but its energy seems a bit limited and this is reflected on the relatively slight and short finish. I agree with aquacongas that this is fully mature now - and slightly disappointing apart from the nose.

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  • aquacongas Likes this wine: (90 points)

    August 10, 2015 - Drank over 2 days. A little bit disappointed. Typical Rheingau Riesling, some pineapple, topical fruits in nose and palate, medium body and minerality, a bit too one-dimensional in the finish,no change day 2. maybe me at his peak, still joyable over the next 3-4 years, clear fresh acidity, no petrol signs, try the next bottle in 3 years

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Joel B. Payne
    January/February 2010, IWC Issue #148 (link)

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  • By Michael Schmidt
    10/15/2009 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Franz Künstler
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Erstes Gewächs
  • Vineyard Hochheimer Hölle
  • Country Germany
  • Region Rheingau
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 39 (54%)
  • Consumed 33 (46%)

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