Grosse Gewächse Presentation

Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam, NL

Tasted September 1, 2019 by Xavier Auerbach with 188 views

Flight 1 (46 notes)

White
2018 Fritz Haag Juffer Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
89 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Hint of natural sweetness, slightly green bitters. I am not too keen.
White
2018 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
91 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Floral, elegant, mineral energy covered in youthful flesh, lovely shape, has line and length.
White
2018 Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein Winninger Röttgen Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
90 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Light in style, very spicy, acidity seems a bit low, needs time to find its feet?
White
2017 Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein Winninger Uhlen Riesling "L" Laubach Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
91 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Similar style to the Röttgen, but more substantial and structured, lovely balance and length.
White
2018 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Nahe
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Elegant and clean, floral, abundant fruit salad, lovely minerality, perfect balance and freshness, layered and precise finish.
White
2018 Dönnhoff Dellchen Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Nahe
93 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Much more stony than the Felsenberg, has a wonderful streak of minerality running through it, but it is complemented by lovely expression of flowers and fruit.
White
2018 Dönnhoff Hermannshöhle Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Nahe
94 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Effortless elegance, “ruht in sich”, so complete and refined, fresh and rounded, real beauty.
White
2018 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
89 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Quite steely but also a bit sweet, I am not getting much definition, seems to lack expression?
White
2018 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Ayler Kupp Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
89 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Similar style to the Bockstein, but slightly greener on the finish.
White
2018 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
91 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. “Gehaltvoller” than the Bockstein and the Kupp, more mineral power and drive, good precision.
White
2016 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. More power than the 2018, waxy evolution.
White
2018 Schäfer-Fröhlich Monzinger Halenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Nahe
91 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Only mildly stinky, lots of peach, quite soft and juicy, slightly medicinal finish, where is the minerality?
White
2018 Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Nahe
93 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. More sponti aromas than the Halenberg, darker and spicier minerality, youthful flesh, elegant, excellent length.
White
2018 Weingut Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Kaisersteinfels Riesling Terrassen GG Germany, Rheingau
91 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Cooler style than the Rottland obviously, hint of Alpine herbs, but still rounded and supple, lovely length.
White
2018 Weingut Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Schloßberg Riesling Ehrenfels Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheingau
93 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Rich and complete, concentrated fruit flavours balanced by firm minerality, has line and length.
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White
2018 Weingut Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Hinterhaus Germany, Rheingau
91 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Relatively full and warm style, rich but with sufficient freshness to balance the power, good persistence.
White
2018 Wagner-Stempel Siefersheimer Höllberg Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheinhessen
93 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Fantastic fruit, excellent terroir expression, spicy minerality, firm supporting structure, long. A great success in this vintage.
White
2018 Wagner-Stempel Siefersheimer Heerkretz Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheinhessen
94 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Tightly wound, not as expressive now as the Höllberg but bursting with mineral energy, layered and ripe fruit, should develop very well.
White
2018 Wagner-Stempel Binger Scharlachberg Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheinhessen
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Not completely at ease with itself, but the fruit is ripe, and all the component parts seem to be in place. Needs time.
White
2018 Philipp Kuhn Zeller Schwarzer Herrgott Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Pfalz
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Sponti aromas on the nose, nice tropical edge to the fruit, elegant freshness, excellent persistence.
White
2018 Philipp Kuhn Laumersheimer Kirschgarten Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Pfalz
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Open and expressive, rich fruit, elegant and balanced, lovely length. Almost too ripe and attractive for its own good. Will this age?
Red
2015 Philipp Kuhn Laumersheimer Kirschgarten Pinot Noir Großes Gewächs Germany, Pfalz
90 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Quite sweet oak, fresh and juicy palate, but the finish is very toasty. A bit monolithic.
White
2016 Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Bienenberg Chardonnay Großes Gewächs Germany, Baden
89 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Rich fruit but also lots of oak. It’s a bit too much for my taste, lacks elegance and terroir expression.
Red
2016 Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Bienenberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs Germany, Baden
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Pure and beautifully crafted, elegant and precise, playful and layered fruit, perfectly integrated oak, the finish is still a bit tight.
Red
2017 Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Bienenberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs Germany, Baden
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Very similar in style to the 2016, perhaps just a touch lighter, cherries and strawberries, very gentle oak treatment, flowing and relaxed.
Red
2016 Bernhard Huber Hecklinger Schlossberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs Germany, Baden
93 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Transparent and precise, more power than the Bienenberg and also a bit more oak, altogether more ambitious, nothing out of place, needs a few more years.
Red
2017 Bernhard Huber Hecklinger Schlossberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs Germany, Baden
93 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Very floral and fragrant, lovely fruit, real elegance and finesse, effortless ease, the oak is hardly visible, very good length. Marries charm and seriousness.
Red
2017 Jean Stodden Recher Herrenberg Frühburgunder Großes Gewächs Germany, Ahr
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Still a bit closed on the nose, transparent and refined, quite Burgundian in style, well-integrated oak, good balance and length.
Red
2017 Jean Stodden Dernauer Hardtberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs Germany, Ahr
91 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Relatively supple style, ripe fruit, clearly defined slate minerality, quite spicy oak.
Red
2017 Jean Stodden Neuenahrer Sonnenberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs Germany, Ahr
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Ripe fruit, generous, rounded and supple, already approachable, the oak needs some time to integrate on the finish, but seems well judged.
Red
2017 Jean Stodden Recher Herrenberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs Germany, Ahr
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Surprisingly generous, quite close in style to the Sonnenberg, but slightly more structured.
White
2018 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Birkweiler Mandelberg Weissburgunder Großes Gewächs Germany, Pfalz
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Lovely varietal expression, ripe and fleshy fruit, delicately spicy, seems slightly soft, but I think that the underlying freshness is there.
White
2018 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Siebeldinger Im Sonnenschein Ganz Horn Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Pfalz
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Complete, ripe fruit, supple and juicy, with the generosity of the southern Pfalz, expressive, good length. Impressive.
White
2018 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Birkweiler Kastanienbusch Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Pfalz
93 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. The spicy minerality from the Rotliegendes is clearly defined, beautifully made, rich and rounded but with line and length.
Red
2014 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Siebeldinger Im Sonnenschein Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs Germany, Pfalz
90 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Good ripe fruit, but the oak is a bit sweet and toasted, and the wine lacks freshness and tension. Quite expensive for what it is.
White
2018 Weingut Dautel Bönnigheimer Steingrüben Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Württemberg
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Ripe but fresh fruit, lovely minerality and acidity, expressive and elegant, very good length.
White
2018 Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier Frauenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheinhessen
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Moderate alcohol, ripe fruit and floral fragrance, lovely freshness and subtle bitters, good length.
White
2016 Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier Frauenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheinhessen
90 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Quite waxy and developed, not a lot of definition in the expression.
White
2018 Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier Am Schwarzen Herrgott Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheinhessen
92 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Moderate alcohol (12.5%) lovely kick of acidity, not as expressive as the Frauenberg, but easily as elegant, lovely minerality on the finish.
White
2018 Kühling-Gillot Niersteiner Pettenthal Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheinhessen
94 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Spicy minerality, moderate alcohol (12.5%), hint of reduction, mysterious, great potential.
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White
2018 Kühling-Gillot Nackenheimer Rothenberg Wurzelecht Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheinhessen
95 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Real old vine creaminess, has extra dimensions, unfathomable depth, everything comes together with effortless ease. “Ruht in sich.”
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White
2016 Kühling-Gillot Nackenheimer Rothenberg Wurzelecht Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheinhessen
94 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. A bit more developed than the 2018 obviously, but remarkably similar. Powerful but not weighty, depth and finesse, herbs on the finish.
Red
2016 Weingut Dautel Oberstenfelder Forstberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs Germany, Württemberg
91 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Elegance and freshness, sour cherries, hint of spice, mineral freshness and tension.
Red
2016 Weingut Dautel Cleebronner Michaelsberg Lemberger Großes Gewächs Germany, Württemberg
91 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Not the elegance of the Forstberg, but lots of fresh, crisp fruit, mineral freshness and lots of tension and interest.
White
2016 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling feinherb Diabas Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
93 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Tension, freshness, crisp acidity, delightful floral lift, power without weight, real drive and length.
White
2010 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling feinherb Diabas Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
93 points
Retailer tasting, brief note. Maturing beautifully, wax and spicy minerality, fresh and exciting, lovely complexity and length.
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