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2016 Wittmann Kirchspiel Riesling Grosses Gewachs
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- ABV 12.5%
- Closure: Cork
Welcome to the Riesling fjord! Enormously deep, but also extremely elegant this is the perfect riesling answer to the Grand Crus of Burgundy. If you're in doubt just let this wine roll over your palate and pay attention to the gigantic finish. Drink now, though this also has tremendous ageing potential.
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com
Although the Kirchspiel opens with its usual generous exhibition of exotic and stone fruit aromas, a delightful fragrance of highly scented Mediterranean herbs adds intrigue. On the palate, juicy peaches and nectarines are joined by exotic spice, sweet herbs and a subtle sprinkling of dusty minerality. Ample acidity provides contours to a full body. Three-dimensional Grosses Gewächs: you can smell it, taste it and feel it!
Michael Schmidt - jancisrobinson.com
From an east-facing, very calcareous grand cru that gives more spicy rather than fruity flavors, the intensely yellow coloured 2016 Kirchspiel Riesling GG offers a pure, chalky and spicy nose with concentrated, ripe Riesling aromas intermixed with crushed stones. Full-bodied, intense and concentrated on the palate, this is a juicy, silky and elegant Riesling with stimulating concentration and salinity. Very fine and complex. An impressive Riesling from chalk.
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate #233 (Nov 2017)