The Heerkretz is, to me, a really really special vineyard that is iconically what I associate with the winery, kind of like Tim Fröhlich’s Felseneck vineyard. I will never forget the first time I walked it with Oliver some years ago, its craggy volcanic knolls, quite exposed to the western wind, overlooking the valley below. The image at the top of the offer is one that I took that day……Timelessly beautiful shit. The wine is always quite filigree, whose sense of mineral grip/dry extract just saturates the palate in expansively creeper fashion; it is a turn up the quiet, power-meets-supreme-finesse kind of a wine, with teeth. This is a thrilling wine to me, in just about every vintage, and this one promises to be a doooozy, once again. I said that last year, and then the wine got 98 points…..the year before that 100 points. This 2021 will undoubtedly get 98-100 points again, I can guarantee you……My note: “Subtle, shy, and filigrée aromatically, with subtle whisps of aromas continuing to fascinate at evolve with every whiff. Then in the mouth, it is at once palate drenchingly intense in its volcanic mineral sensibilities, but toute en finesse, like a silken liquid mineral essence. This is just remarkably remarkably good dry Riesling….Class in a glass!” A big ol’ * awarded here…..I immediately asked about large formats, and was rewarded……Get what you can justify and thank me later……!
“Here, you really have to ask yourself how a peach could be more perfect than this? And what makes this dry riesling so amazing is the glacial-water feel to its fresh side. With every swirl of the glass, more spice emerges from the abyss. Somehow, the body of the wine seems to give it almost no weight and it wafts over your palate like a piece of silk blown in the wind. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.” 100 Stuart Piggott for the 2019, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE
“White peach, apple and lime are accented by their pits and seeds as well as by raw hazelnut on a soaring nose that anticipates the infectious juiciness, glowing piquancy and bittersweet depth of the silken palate. As usual, there is sheer refreshment here, as well as transparency to mineral and herbal elements of which the corresponding Höllberg – impressive though it is in its overtly dense, more opaque way – can only dream. The finishing interaction of myriad fruit and mineral elements is almost kaleidoscopic and reveals a strikingly tactile dimension to its vibrant impingements of chalk, pepper and peach kernel.” 94 David Schildknecht for the 2016, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE.