Another head turner and reference point example, the Leinhöhle is also a classic buntsandstein expression of peachy Pfalz fruit, with a gorgeous sense of layered complexity/subtlety from its 38 year old vines. When I expressed my particular fondness for this bottling, Jürgen added that it is a pet favorite of he and Sabine’s as well…..in class and complexity, outstanding. Both vintages proved positively compelling, so a mix-and-match blend of vintages will serve as fascinating comparative counterpoint. A little * awarded here. 13% alc.
“Scents of earthy raw winter squash and corn at sour mash strength pungently mingle with mint, sage and thyme in the nose. The palate reveals a polished reservoir of juicy sweet corn, lusciously ripe muskmelon and cooling green herb concentrate, leading to a soothingly refreshing, subtly earthy and piquant finish.” 91 points David Schildknecht for the 2014, NOT THE 2015/2016 OFFERED HERE