2020 Wagner-Stempel Heerkretz Riesling Grosses Gewachs
  • 98
  • 96
  • Organic

2020 Wagner-Stempel Heerkretz Riesling Grosses Gewachs

Rheinhessen, GERMANY
$140. 00
$1680.00 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
From a picture-book vintage with an inhomogeneous flowering in later June and picked over two weeks between September 24 and October 7th (beautiful sunshine all the time), the Siefersheim 2020 Heerkretz Riesling GG opens with a discreet but deep and substantial, finely mineral or herbal and flinty/reductive bouquet with intensity and sur lies notes as well as those of broken stones. Round, refined and very elegant on the palate, with fine tannins and crystalline, saline acidity, this is a generous but classical Heerkretz of great substance and mouth-tickling grip and acidity. Fruity and non-fruity components are in superb balance here, and the finish is salivating. I wish I had some bottles of this wine in my cellar. Do not pass up buying it if you ever have the chance. 13% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted from magnum in August 2023. Drink 2023 - 2050.
96 points
Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate (Jan 12, 2024)

This is so delightful in the nose, but there are so many dimensions to the aromas that it's not easy to grasp this, without sinking into this enormously complex wine. The aromas range from leaves and flowers, dripping after a tropical downpour, to ripe stone fruit, all the shades of citrus zest and delicate spice Tightly wound on the very concentrated, silky palate with minerality that's almost off the scale. So saline and so mouthwatering at the super-long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
98 points
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com