2018 Schlossberg Spätburgunder Grosses Gewächs, Fürst, Franconia

The 2018 Schlossberg comes from the precipitous vineyard that overlooks Klingenberg. In 2018 it has an almost dizzying level of concentration and complexity, with notes of musk and smokiness swirling from the glass, and an incredible core of dark fruit. This is really remarkable, with incredible length.

Critic score
96/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£98.68
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£592.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Germany
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Grosses Gewächs
2018 Schlossberg Spätburgunder Grosses Gewächs, Fürst, Franconia

TASTING NOTES

The 2018 Schlossberg Spätburgunder GG is highly refined and elegant on the crystalline and peppery nose, very fine and pure and provided with dark and red berry as well as ripe cherry aromas intertwined with spicy notes and a touch of toast and oak. Seamless. Juicy but refined on the palate, with great intensity, energy and finesse, this is a full-bodied, tight and fruit-intense yet pure and silky-textured, vibrantly fresh and mineral Pinot with fine tannins, great tension and enormous length. Although the vines are much younger (but French genetics) than in the Hundsrück, this Schlossberg from Klingenberg has the same energy and tension but more finesse and less power and length than the sibling from Bürgstadt. All in all, this is a highly promising Pinot Noir and the most complex Schlossberg Fürst has ever produced. Tasted as a sample in January and April 2020.

Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (August 2020)
(95—97)/100