Die Füllstände sind exzellent (< 2 cm). Die Etiketten und Kapseln befinden sich in einwandfreiem Zustand.
Michael Schmidt, jancisrobinson.com (2013): 18/20
Notes of apricot and even a hint of caramel indicate very ripe fruit, and the full body and generous flavour certainly back up this notion. Nevertheless there is an intriguing contribution of lime and quinine that gives the Kirchenstück the edge it needs for top-draw status. The body is big, the expression is powerful, but that goes for almost all Bürklin-Wolf Grosse Gewächse and represents a real alternative to some of the racier interpretations of other producers. True to its Pfalz roots!
Joel B. Payne, Vinous (2014): 94/100
Ripe yellow plum, hyacinth, lime and pine nuts on the nose. Succulent mango fruit nicely firmed by delicately woven acidity. This rich, succulent, stately wine, showing a hint of lemon oil and impressive length on the finish, is the most ample of all the dry rieslings here--and the Pechstein's most serious competitor in the line-up.
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate #211 (2012): 91/100
There is decadence from almost overripe peach and mirabelle as well as musk and sweat in the nose of Burklin-Wolf’s 2011 Forster Jesuitengarten Riesling trocken GC that put me more in mind of Kirchenstuck. High-toned suggestions of fruit and herbal distillate as well as citrus oils add a persistently penetrating aspect and marjoram a pungent one, mingling with peach, yellow plum and musk melon in a sustained finish. I have the impression of not just high ripeness, but even a hint of botrytis.
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate #211 (2012): 90/100
Pungent scents of thyme and lavender on the nose of Burklin-Wolf’s 2010 Forster Jesuitengarten Riesling trocken GC put me in mind of this collection’s Hohenmorgen, but there is a very different fruit character here, namely of musk melon and nectarine. Broad and forceful, but possessed of more than enough subtly of stony mineral shadings and herbal essences; this finishes with impressive sheer persistence and less austerity than exhibited by most other mineral-rich Rieslings of its vintage
Joel B. Payne, Vinous (2011): 94/100
The rich herb-inflected aromas of dried apricot, toasted pine nut and bacon fat are quite ethereal. Then enormously concentrated on the palate, with an unctuous yellow plum flavor carried by an almost imperceptible mineral lattice. This very deep wine boasts a near-perfect balance of flesh and juiciness. Finishes with penetrating persistence. One of the finest dry rieslings of the vintage.
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate #193 (2011): 93/100
Burklin-Wolf’s 2009 Forster Jesuitengarten Riesling trocken GC – with mint, chamomile, and lavender allied to citrus oils and distilled pit fruit essences – manages to project both greater richness and a juicier brightness. Grapefruit, lime, tangerine and apricot suffused with herbs and chalk, inform a palate of superb textural refinement and exhilarating persistence.
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate #185 (2009): 92/100
Ripe apricot, banana, and lavender in the nose of the 2007 Forster Jesuitengarten Riesling trocken GC lead to an effusive palate display unusual for a dry wine from this site. Sleek in texture, chalky and herbal, with hints of crabapple tartness adding some invigoration, this was another of Burklin-Wolf’s offerings that gained stature as it opened to the air.
Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com (2007): 17+/20
Rich and a little oily on the nose, then lighter on the palate at first before filling out at the end. Rich and dense.