The slate soil twin to the Vulkangestein, I didn’t get to taste this last week, but I buy it every year. One of my favorite dry wine buys, year in and year out. Based on what I sensed in the Vulkan and beyond, i’m going deep…..
John Gilman’s review:
“The Schiefergestein bottling is all younger vine fruit (thirty to thirty-five years of age) from the Felseneck, with the grapes brought in a week before those destined for the GG bottling in 2014. The wine is deep, complex and very serious on both the nose and palate, with a fine bouquet of grapefruit, lemon, stony slate undertow, wild yeasts, gentle herbal complications and a topnote of grapefruit peel. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, pure and stony in personality, with a fine core, excellent focus and grip and a very long, vibrant and youthful finish. This is as good as plenty of folks GG bottlings and a dynamite bargain! 2018-2040. 91+.”
October ’15 arrival.