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2015 Wittmann Westhofener Morstein Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Rheinhessen
11/11/2016 - Ultimatewinekick_Andreas wrote:
94 points
A rather spicy nose with stone fruit, herbs, apricot, bees wax, white flowers and lime.

Dense and multi layered palate with similar notes as on the palate but also a fresh acidity and mineral structure.

Fantastic Auslese that should be kept in storage for a long time.
  • Ultimatewinekick_Andreas commented:

    7/20/19, 11:59 AM - Hi. Sorry for the late reply. Yes, it was a 500ml bottle. If you have several I would recommend tasting one. It will also be interesting to see how the bottle evolves and then it is good to have a reference from it's youth:)

2013 Fratelli Brovia Barolo Villero Nebbiolo
5/8/2018 - Ultimatewinekick_Andreas wrote:
89 points
Had high expectations on this wine after reading several recommendations, but I have to say I was disappointed. Maybe I am not able to recognise the future potential but for me this wine is not in balance. There are some nice features, especially the fruit on the nose, but the wine also has an abundance of dark minerals, iron and licorice that gets rather dominant. The acidity and tannins are harsh at the moment but will probably improve with time. Do not try this wine without food, and I would wait several years before opening another bottle.
  • Ultimatewinekick_Andreas commented:

    5/9/18, 12:51 PM - Haha...good comment. And I should have known it was way to early but I was curious...

2013 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend
12/10/2016 - Ultimatewinekick_Andreas wrote:
93 points
This year has less Merlot then usually. Aged on 100% new American oak.
This is a opulent and powerful wine that still manages to stay intense. The nose and palate contains an abundance of cassis, cedar, vanilla, violet and blackberries. The acidity is rather soft and stays in the background, still the wine keeps a rather intense expression. Tannins are grippy and rather sandy at the moment. I think the wine is surprisingly approachable already but it should be stored.
  • Ultimatewinekick_Andreas commented:

    12/17/16, 8:36 PM - Thanks:)

2015 Wittmann Westhofener Morstein Riesling Großes Gewächs Rheinhessen
11/11/2016 - Ultimatewinekick_Andreas wrote:
96 points
The wines from Morstein usually has a lot of citrus and acidity. The soil has clayish marl and limestone on the upper layer and more limestone in the subsoil.
There are multiple layers of fruit on this dense and concentrated nose, but it never gets overly dominant. We also find some very slight flint and yeast notes and white flowers.

Juicy and mouthwatering acidity with a grippy expression showing both lime fruit and lemon. Again the fruit is dense and complemented by some herbal notes.

The wine already has a good balance between the acidity and the fruit and it manages to combine generosity with elegance. A truly fantastic wine.
  • Ultimatewinekick_Andreas commented:

    11/13/16, 11:07 AM - Thanks Gilrbo! The Wittmann 2015 are truly amazing. I have written a blog post about my visit to Wittmann which can be read at

2006 Domaine de Montille Volnay 1er Cru Les Brouillards Pinot Noir
9/10/2013 - Ultimatewinekick_Andreas wrote:
91 points
Nose: Ripe red berries, perfumed, some cherries, floral, menthol, oranges and strawberries. Very seductive and already quite mature on the nose.
Taste: Generous with lots of red berries and a bit sweet. Good balance with the acidity.
Finish: Not very long, but pleasant and fruit driven.
Summary: This is a very seductive wine, especially on the nose. What is lacking is structure and complexity.
  • Ultimatewinekick_Andreas commented:

    1/14/14, 12:22 PM - I think it will develop some more complexity but it will mainly stay a seductive quite forward wine. Pleasant but not meant for hours of analysis:)

  • Ultimatewinekick_Andreas commented:

    1/19/14, 2:24 PM - Hard to say but I would give it a few more years. Around 2017-18.

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