“Green tea, iris, kelp, corn shoots and lime zest inform the nose as well as the at once silken and refreshingly animated palate of Burklin-Wolf’s 2011 Deidesheimer Kalkofen Riesling trocken GC, whose matrix of grapefruit and honeydew melon juiciness is further inflected by smoky, chalky, saline, zesty and iodine-like ping in its long finish. Hints of flint and sweat initially point to a bit of reduction, but that is I suspect wrapped up with and inseparable one of this wine’s most striking positive features, namely its sheer energy. Here is another prime example from this estate of how generously fruit-juicy can be an entirely dry Pfalz Riesling, and of how 13.5% alcohol can lend body and support fruit without being detectable as heat, roughness or inelegance. Plan to follow this through at least 2022. ” 93 points David Schildknecht for the 2011 version, NOT THE 2016 OFFERED HERE.
2016 Bürklin-Wolf Deidesheimer Kalkofen Riesling Grand cru