Franz Künstler Riesling Spätlese Hochheimer Kirchenstück 2003

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Amazingly aromatic with intense floral, honey and apricot notes. Rich and mouthfilling with piercing citrusy acidity to balance the fruit. Undeniab... Read more

Nose is hops and candied pineapple. Taste is apricots with a high sugar content (very typical for 2003), but with nice acidity which keeps it from ... Read more

Nose is hops and candied pineapple. Taste is apricots with a high sugar content (very typical for 2003), but with nice acidity which keeps it from ... Read more

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.50 5
06/28/2009

Amazingly aromatic with intense floral, honey and apricot notes. Rich and mouthfilling with piercing citrusy acidity to balance the fruit. Undeniably off dry this begs for spicy food or not too sweet desserts.


Snooth User: jaye
28911375
4.00 5
08/08/2007

Nose is hops and candied pineapple. Taste is apricots with a high sugar content (very typical for 2003), but with nice acidity which keeps it from being cloying. Has a long finish of fruit sherbet at the back of the throat. 7% alcohol. Should hold on to this for a few more years, but tastes quite good right now. [92]


Snooth User: jaye
28911375
4.00 5
10/30/2006

Nose is hops and candied pineapple. Taste is apricots with a high sugar content (very typical for 2003), but with nice acidity which keeps it from being cloying. Has a long finish of fruit sherbet at the back of the throat. 7% alcohol. Should hold on to this for a few more years, but tastes quite good right now.


Snooth User: jaye
28911375
4.00 5
02/10/2007

Nose of citric acid and pineapple - actually smells a bit like beer too! I also think I detected a little clean dirt in the aroma. Very rich tropical fruit taste - mango, clementine, apricots. Terrific, mouth-watering acidity on a very long finish make me feel this would be an outstanding aperitif. Definitely sweet -- but the acidity helps balance it out beautifully. I like this wine, and feel it has the goods to last another 10 years easily -- but who wants to wait that long!


Snooth User: jaye
28911375
4.00 5
08/08/2007

Nose of citric acid and pineapple - actually smells a bit like beer too! I also think I detected a little clean dirt in the aroma. Very rich tropical fruit taste - mango, clementine, apricots. Terrific, mouth-watering acidity on a very long finish make me feel this would be an outstanding aperitif. Definitely sweet -- but the acidity helps balance it out beautifully. I like this wine, and feel it has the goods to last another 10 years easily -- but who wants to wait that long! [92]


Snooth User: Sweetstuff
139592254
4.00 5
04/10/2009

TN: Wgt. Franz Künstler 2004 [Hochheimer] Reichesthal Riesling Kabinett, AP 40 060 003 05, 7.5 pabv, $23/750 ml, Arrow Wine Company; Rudi Wiest Cellars International. Strange to see a wine of such breed remaindered, even when the 2005s are coming in fast and furious. The Reichesthal ("Rich Valley") makes potentially the richest and most powerful of this house’s vineyards, composed of löss with humus, and can even be a little lacking in subtlety in some vintages. Therefore much of the houses’ Spätburgunder is planted here. All this is according to Künstler. While not clumsy, you’ll see that this is an atypically big wine.__________________Ahh! A good cork that’s not oversized, and so actually can be removed from the bottle[!], a tall elegant brown non-Charta flask. Optically dense but doesn’t show sheeting. It’s spritzig, already containing small tartrate crystals, and exhibiting an unusual(for a Kabinett) pale orange-green color. A very fresh nose with lots of high tones showing as peachy fermentation aromas is also accompanied by a bit of orange zest and pine. This wine has a powerful but ripe zip of tartness, tending to hide some of the rather big sweetness. This is a wine that is nearly dessert-sweet, as seen when the acids come a little more in balance as the spriz leaves. The overall impression is one of orange with a dollop of white peach, a solid an powerful wine for a Kabinett. 90/100, marked down a point for style. Surely a fine value at the reduced price.I'm now drinking the last of this, probably at 48 hours, and it's come together very nicely. Give it the last point. 91/100.


Snooth User: Sweetstuff
139592254
0.00 5
04/10/2009

TN: Wgt. Franz Künstler 2004 [Hochheimer] Reichesthal Riesling Kabinett, AP 40 060 003 05, 7.5 pabv, $23/750 ml, Arrow Wine Company; Rudi Wiest Cellars International. Strange to see a wine of such breed remaindered, even when the 2005s are coming in fast and furious. The Reichesthal ("Rich Valley") makes potentially the richest and most powerful of this house’s vineyards, composed of löss with humus, and can even be a little lacking in subtlety in some vintages. Therefore much of the houses’ Spätburgunder is planted here. All this is according to Künstler. While not clumsy, you’ll see that this is an atypically big wine.__________________Ahh! A good cork that’s not oversized, and so actually can be removed from the bottle[!], a tall elegant brown non-Charta flask. Optically dense but doesn’t show sheeting. It’s spritzig, already containing small tartrate crystals, and exhibiting an unusual(for a Kabinett) pale orange-green color. A very fresh nose with lots of high tones showing as peachy fermentation aromas is also accompanied by a bit of orange zest and pine. This wine has a powerful but ripe zip of tartness, tending to hide some of the rather big sweetness. This is a wine that is nearly dessert-sweet, as seen when the acids come a little more in balance as the spriz leaves. The overall impression is one of orange with a dollop of white peach, a solid an powerful wine for a Kabinett. 90/100, marked down a point for style. Surely a fine value at the reduced price.I'm now drinking the last of this, probably at 48 hours, and it's come together very nicely. Give it the last point. 91/100.


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