2015 Bürklin-Wolf Deidesheimer Langenmorgen Riesling Grand cru

2015 Bürklin-Wolf Deidesheimer Langenmorgen Riesling Grand cru

$59.00

The Langenmorgen is from the upper portion of the Deidesheim hillside, and thus is a bit less ripe than the Hohenmorgen. What is trades off in richness it more than gains in poise and complexity. I loved the ’14 I tasted at the winery, and look forward to this wine’s performance in ’15.

“From another cooler, east-facing vineyard close to the forest, the 2014 Deidesheimer Langenmorgen Riesling Trocken GC shows a really clear and coolish, but deep and intense bouquet with mineral flavors and cristallinity from the sandstone soils — which you can also find in the Grands Crus from Antoine Kreydenweiss. Full-bodied, pure and elegant on the palate, this is an almost ascetic Riesling; it is really fresh and piquant, with no flesh around the bones at this stadium but a lot of soul, salt and a fine, racy acidity. The finish is long and cool, and again as this is also a Grand Cru like the Gaisböhl, it seems to be leaner and purer than the Premier Crus of this domaine. Probably another year of bottle maturation (at least) would help. Today this wine is very closed, but fascinating in its purity and salinity.” 93 points Stephen Reinhardt for the 2014 vintage, NOT THE 2015 OFFERED HERE.

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