White

2008 Franz Künstler Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Erstes Gewächs

Riesling

  • Germany
  • > Rheingau
Drink between 2010 - 2020
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 28, 2014 - just alittle bit petrol, hermonic, citrus and exotic fruits

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: (90 points)

    August 11, 2014 - the acidty is overwhelming the nice subtleexotic fruit, some pineapple, melons, good drinkable now, but not the potential of 2009 and 2007, fullbodied, nice length

  • honest bob wrote: (91 points)

    March 11, 2014 - From 37,5cl; uniform leakage along cork to capsule has caused drops of brown gunk to form a kind of seal under the foil. Nature sometimes finds its way. Less thrilling than I remember from my previous (75cl) bottle, this is nonethless a regal Hochheimer. Fresh, almost saline scent; slender pricklingly acidic entry with lime-mineral intensity rather than the apricot/tropical fruit I was expecting; the acidity persists through the linear, fresh mid-palate on to the immensely long, tingling, quite bitterly mineral finish. Beautifully mature, but no hurry. 91P

    I always try to buy a few halves of my favourite wines, partly in the hope that they'll give a kind of preview of what to expect from the 75cl bottles, partly just to have something nice to drink with dinner on evenings alone. But more and more I am struck by the frequency with which I experience larger formats as distinctly superior (and as I very rarely consume more than half a normal bottle on my own, it can't just be the influence of alcohol).

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: (92 points)

    January 29, 2014 - Relatively full, medium yellow colour; a racy and complex nose with lifted aromas of lime, apricot, mineral depth, earth and even coconut, opens up nicely; the palate shows lovely tension between juicy fruit and acidity, with marked but attractive bitters, medium weight, good stuffing of ripe fruit but not as opulent as many other vintages of this Hölle EG; precise finish, very good length. I really like this, good future. Now - 2020.

  • Sir-Harrie wrote: (92 points)

    August 17, 2013 - Zum Essen (Dorade gegrillt) sehr toller Wein. überraschende Farbe (hellgelb). Im Mund faszinierender Austausch von etwas Zitrone, Limetten, dann wieder etwas Frucht und eine tolle Mineralität.

    Toller Wein.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 51 (72%)
  • Consumed 20 (28%)

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