The Fill levels are excellent (< 2 cm). The labels and capsules are in perfect condition.
Michael Schmidt, jancisrobinson.com (2015): 18.5/20
Before generous ripe fruit aromas can stake a claim of exclusivity on the fragrance, a subtle note of earth after rain adds another dimension. On the palate a harmonious alliance of sweet peach flavour, stony minerality, herbal nuances and juicy acidity impresses with generosity as well as sophistication. A Grosses Gewächs with great structure and perfect pitch.
Michael Schmidt, jancisrobinson.com (2014): 18.5/20
I think most of us know that old golfers never die but lose something towards the end of their playing days. Old tasters can avoid that fate if they remain open-minded. In the case of Bürklin-Wolf, I have come to appreciate a little more the results of their biodynamic efforts. The Pechstein is subtle and compact at the same time. I believe that lime and salt constitute ingredients of some kind of crude cocktail, but the Pechstein manages the same thing in a far more refined way. The invigorating acidity might have been overwhelming, were it not for the solid substance, full body, rich texture and fresh fruit of this truly great growth.
Joel B. Payne, Vinous (2015): 94/100
Sensuous aromas of white peach, flint, hazelnut, basil and lemon oil. The bright, shimmering guava fruit and salty minerality remain fresh and lively on the palate. Clearly focused and impressively long on the slightly smoky finish. This seductive Pechstein, from 35-year-old vineyards, rates among the great successes of the vintage in all of Germany.
Michael Schmidt, jancisrobinson.com (2013): 18.5/20
Ripe fruit with an exotic tangent titillates the olfactory receptacles. On the palate the fruit is juicy to the extent of luscious, but without slipping into the tropical trap. Full bodied and with a rich texture, this is dry Pfalz Riesling par excellence, a gentle acidity adding to a perfect structure. Excellent length completes an outstanding performance.
Joel B. Payne, Vinous (2014): 96/100
Intriguing aromas of melon, hazelnut, clove and mineral salts. The delicate peach fruit, saline minerality and bright acidity are nicely interwoven on the palate, engendering layers of complexity. The luscious texture and savory finish of this well-balanced wine bring nut oils and a sophisticated finesse into play. With its outstanding length, this penetrating, thought-provoking wine is one of the two finest dry rieslings of the vintage
Joel B. Payne, Vinous (2013): 96/100
Lively aromas of white peach, hazelnut and woodsmoke. Taut, spicy pit fruit flavors lifted by brilliant saline acidity make this riesling stand out. Wonderfully ethereal wine with outstanding minerality and depth and penetrating, stunning length. As so often, this is my favorite wine here and my call for dry riesling of the vintage.
Joel B. Payne, Vinous (2012): 93/100
Rich aromas of peach skin, beeswax and bay leaf. Offers compelling drive on the palate, with flavors of apricot pit and salty minerality. The full-bodied, herbal finish displays succulent spices. Long, penetrating and thought- provoking.
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate #193 (2011): 92/100
Scents of peppermint, lavender, sage, and oily crushed stone emanate assertively from the glass of Burklin-Wolf 2009 Forster Pechstein Riesling trocken GC, and its aggressive intensity of herbal impingement and vivid sense of crushed stone suffusion render a sleek, texturally refined palate almost rapier in its finishing intensity. This locks with laser-like focus onto your palate and takes over.
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate #185 (2009): 94/100
If last year’s Burklin-Wolf rendition did not do this great site complete justice, certainly no such reservations apply to their exciting 2007 Forster Pechstein Riesling trocken GC, a wine uncannily combining utmost transparency of ripe white peach, pink grapefruit, and apricot to myriad herbal and mineral elements, with richness and density. Lavender, buddleia, mint, and bright fresh lime add to the allure here, and the long, piquant, lip-smacking finish is suffused with both wet stone and savory, saline mineral notes. This beauty – which kept getting tastier for as long as I could follow the open bottle