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2016 Wittmann Kirchspiel Riesling Grosses Gewachs

Rheinhessen, GERMANY
$120. 00 Bottle
$1440.00 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
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.
97 points
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!
18.5/20 points
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.
92 points
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate #233 (Nov 2017)