2018 Burgstadter Spätburgunder, Fürst, Franconia

Sebastian makes Pinot that's crying out to be drunk: this is the perfect case in point. It's mouthfilling and intense, but also saline and so moreish. Just a real delight to behold.

Critic score
92.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£27.88
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£167.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Germany
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2027
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
2018 Burgstadter Spätburgunder, Fürst, Franconia

TASTING NOTES

The 2018 Bürgstadter Berg Spätburgunder includes grapes of the grands crus Centgrafenberg and Hundsrück and opens with a more toasty/oaky bouquet of super ripe and juicy cherries. Silky textured, very intense and also powerful on the palate, this is a big and tight, firmly structured and rather tannic Pinot that has been aged in 25% new barriques. This is a charming, even smooth and sweetish Pinot trio from the Centgrafenberg and at least 35% Hundsrück. Terribly fresh, salty and tensioned. Great aging potential and pretty close to the GG level. Tasted as a barrel sample in January 2020. To be bottled in April this year.

Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (August 2020)
(92—93+)/100

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