July 27, 2020 - Bright ruby colored. Ripe strawberries and fresh cherries in the nose. On the palate lots of red berries, soft spices and some sandalwood. Some subtle smoky notes too. Medium bodied with a medium acidity. Beautiful firm tannin structure - this will become absolutely amazing in 6 years. Great complexity and a good depth. Finish is long and has a lot of cherries.
Beautiful but too young in the moment, wait 3-4 more years and drink it over the next 15 years.
July 20, 2020 - clear pale ruby
Austere on the nose
Red fruit, indistinct
Herbaceous and sappy
Edit: after awhile in the glass, chalk
Ripe juicy red fruit - strawberries
Very interesting - very nice on the palate but not so giving on the nose. Probably not showing to its full potential. Quite a powerful pinot.
June 5, 2020 - Spekekjøtt, hint av kirsebær, røde bær. Friskt, syrlig preg i munnen, men også fin frukt og et lite jordpreg. Rund på tross av syra. Elegant stil, særlig for tysk pinot - det er noe umiskjennelig tysk i aromaene, men munnfølelse og struktur er nesten burgundersk. Deilig vin, men overraskende kort ettersmak. Men etter noen timer med lufting kommer også ettersmaken seg og resultatet er en fortreffelig vin.
October 17, 2019 - VDP. Grosses Gewachs Tasting (Army and Navy Club, London): The wine shows medium intensity, savory, ripe red fruit, floral notes, fragrant.
In the palate, the wine is light, easy, medium acidity, ripe cherry, currant, 13%, reduction, short to medium finish
October 17, 2019 - Vibrant cherry fruit. Ripe-natured. Smoke. Some waxiness on the palate.
September 9, 2019 - One glass, brief note: gettting nearer to the top of this estate, puristic black fruit, savoury viskosity rules, still very adstringend in the very long finish, *(***-*****), 94(+) potential
September 1, 2019 - Grosse Gewächse Presentation (Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam, NL): 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.