The Fill levels are excellent (< 2 cm). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition.
Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com (2013): 17/20
It would be going too far to call the Kalkofen the lean one in the Bürklin-Wolf GG stable, but it has a slightly more herbaceous slant, and with elements of grapefruit and lime the the fruit certainly exhibits a noticeable degree of acidity. Nevertheless the creamy texture, full body and considerable substance contribute to an overall generous expression.
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate # 211 (2012): 93/100
Green tea, iris, kelp, corn shoots and lime zest inform the nose as well as the at once silken and refreshingly animated palate of Burklin-Wolf’s 2011 Deidesheimer Kalkofen Riesling trocken GC, whose matrix of grapefruit and honeydew melon juiciness is further inflected by smoky, chalky, saline, zesty and iodine-like ping in its long finish. Hints of flint and sweat initially point to a bit of reduction, but that is I suspect wrapped up with and inseparable one of this wine’s most striking positive features, namely its sheer energy.
Joel B. Payne, Vinous (2012): 91/100
Enticing aromas of apricot pit, nut oils and woodsmoke. Crisp white peach is animated by chalky, mineral-driven acidity. The salty finish brings a note of pine nut and a delicate finesse into play. Persistent, aristocratic finish.
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate # 193 (2011): 93/100
Burklin-Wolf’s 2009 Deidesheimer Kalkofen Riesling trocken GC incorporates piquant and pungent walnut oil, citrus rind, sage, and peach kernel into a luscious matrix of sweet corn and white peach. Mouth-watering salinity and a vivid sense of crushed stone suffusion add depth and allure to a long finish that manages to convey elegance and refreshment as well as opulence.
Neal Martin, Wine Journal # 1109 (2009): 95/100
This has a very well defined nose with subtle notes of lime, apricot and white peach. Also a very fine minerally accent coming through with aeration. The palate has a wonderful citrus core, superb weight, vibrant citrus fruits with a compelling apricot and orange-blossom finish. Such nervosite. Stupendous wine!
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate # 185 (2009): 91/100
The 2007 Deidesheimer Kalkofen Riesling trocken GC – a Burklin-Wolf “grand cru,” in other words – delivers an effusive display of peach, banana, and pink grapefruit that comes as close as any wine here this vintage to that of the corresponding 2006. Behind that are suggestions of chalk impossible to deny regardless of the site’s name (which means “chalk kiln”). Virtually as luscious as its vintage predecessor, this musters a bit more energy in its finish.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate # 179 (2008): 91/100
Burklin-Wolf’s 2006 Deidesheimer Kalkofen Riesling trocken GC offers a site-typical profusion of tropical and citrus fruits: pineapple, banana, and grapefruit. Plush and overwhelmingly generous on the palate (its Trockenheit not in the least tending toward austerity), this finishes long and luscious, with toasted nut and chalk dust accents to its tropical fruits.