An amazing young Hundsruck! Wow. Deep nose of some oak, smoke, tarred cherries, gorgeous, expansive minerality and a deep vastness to the nose. Just stunning. But in 3-7 years watch out despite how insanely aromatic it is today. These wines age so well. The palate is pure velvet and so so silky. Structured and sappy with divinely pure fruit and remarkable finesse. Best young Hundsruck ever. Long and very detailed finish. Is this a 9.8? Yes!! — 11 days ago
Another Burgel data point. Was a surprisingly easy blind for the group - last red, so perhaps everyone’s palate was better calibrated by then. Cool fruited, but with a little more flesh and concentration compared to the Swiss Pinot. Apparent woody spice, some bacon fat and leather, herbal nuances, silky texture, and bright acidity. A streak on salinity in the back end completes the wine, though I found it less obvious than the similarly mineral Swiss Pinot. In a sense, same same but different. Still very young at this stage and will improve as it sheds some baby fat. — a month ago
Lovely nose of spice, minerals and very exuberant. Black cherry skins and flesh but more skins and mid season red cherries. A lipstick like intensity. Very fresh and vibrant with terrific purity and a lace like texture. Really sappy and such great acidity. Red Riesling for the win. Very long finish. Will open more. — a month ago
Bright garnet color. Aromas of dark cherry, mushroom, tomato skin with a touch of barnyard funk. Pallet is full of ripe red fruit (cherry, cranberry , raspberry & plum) with notes of mushrooms, baking spices and minerals. A bit of smoke on the finish. Silky tannins. Medium bodied and bright. — 25 days ago
Haven’t had in a little over 2 years. Wowza nose. Soppy mid season cherries. Amazing limestone. Some herbs and black and red flowers. So so aromatic. Like a fresh soup of Pinot Noir. Wow. Palate has ripe cherries and is showing much younger than the nose. Lack a skoche of focus but has startling purity, freshness and vivid red cherry fruit slathered in limestone. Awesome length and lovely cherry fruit skin character. Needs a few hours to come together and it will. Will be back. — a month ago
Really nice, fruity and fresh. — 2 months ago
N: Now that’s the best jolly rancher I’ve huffed.Candied strawberry goodness. A little bit of mysterious wooddiness *around the edges.
P: Bright, terrific acidity, popin’ red fruits, just slightly herbal. A great match for the saltiness of baked ham. Glou-Glou indeed.
Thanks @fassselections — a month ago
Nose is red cherries, licorice, limestone, woodland berries, wet forest floor and dampen earthy scents. Great floral depth as well. Palate is juicy, clean and ripe. Tannins are significant, pure and velvety but also have a tiny hard edge. Juicy depth of lovely tangy cherries persist on the long finish. Tannins are a bit drying as this airs. I think drink up. — a month ago