2012 Riesling Geisberg Grand Cru
Intense bouquet with a rich and varied aromatic scale, marked by an amazing mineral depth and overall refinement. Texture is both, ample and precise, with a unique dimension on tasting. The powerful and profound mineral intensity is coupled with a mature and precise acidity. Palate with great tension, intense brightness and purity. The overall framework conveys length, elegance and refinement.
`This wine has the most aging potential of the Kientzler range. Noble, deep and elegant on the nose, the 2012 Riesling Grand Cru Geisberg displays a highly complex, concentrated, and intense bouquet of lime and almond oil, white and yellow stone fruit extracts, and crushed stones along with some herbal notes. This wine would benefit from a big glass or a long aeration. Full-bodied and almost glycerinic on the palate, this is a dry, rich, concentrated, and intense wine with a firm and persistently mineral structure; it has a very persistent, piquant, and salty finish that continues the intensity and concentration of this remarkably tension-filled and terroir-driven wine, which should be aged for another three or five years -- though can be aged for 15 years and more. ` 93+, Stephen Reinhardt, eRobertParker.com, October 2015
` Quite remarkable nose with oil, honey, lemon and green apple - combines freshness of fruit with developed, intriguing maturity. The finish is revealing just a hint of oxidative influence - so perhaps this is best drunk soon. (RH)` - 17.5 points, Richard Hemming MW - www.jancisrobinson.com