Very open on the nose, apple pie and sliced pear aromas. Tight fruit with lovely acids and a wet stone/salty finish – long, refreshing and full of potential. Still fairly monothematic at this point, yet the finish is long.
Pretty, fruit-driven nose. Ripe, open and quite soft-textured cassis/blackberry fruit. Good concentration and freshness, no shortage of structure either. Mouthfilling and attractive, if slightly atypical – a less mineral-driven style for Eisenberg.
Rather restrained on the nose, some herbal hints. Attractive notes of citrus and honey, but also some vegetal/oak contributed elements that threaten to take this out of balance. Lacks a bit of youthful vigour fruit, which one would expect right now.
Restrained but subtly perfumed nose – cassis and a hint of haybales. Wonderful acids, given that these are predominantly clay soils this is incredibly taut and nervy. Blaufränkisch’s sour crunch is shown off to the max, and the structure is fine yet grippy. This style is uncompromising and utterly typical of the variety and the
Taut, energetic red berry fruits with subtle spiced notes. Really crisp and lively, raspberry and sour cherry fruit. Exciting, mineral, great expression of both grape variety and terroir. Quite tannic at present though.
Very ripe, blowsy style, a bit OTT. Not Kirchknopf’s best effort – the sweetness of the fruit and the fat creamy character lack the elegance that he’s capable of. Overripe pear fruit on the nose, the wood is evident but not distracting.