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.
Subtle hint of chamomile & fresh herbs on the nose, attractively reductive. Tight but ripe apple fruit on the palate, but more herbal than fruit-dominated. Whisp of honey. Lovely chalkiness. Still young and tight but expressive and mineral-driven. Very pretty finish with decent length.
Candied fruit chunks, candied pear on the nose, hint of chamomile – adds pleasing rusticity/wildness. Lacks a little get up and go – overly broad for the lowissh acidity. But there is plenty of depth and character here.
Pithy green pepper and honey aromas, very open and expressive on the nose. Grabs the attention with spine-tingling acidity, and there are subtle backnotes of herbs and minerals too. Nice peppery note on the finish, full of character and super refreshing.
Youthful and airy nose, with ripe pear and apple fruit. Quite concentrated on the palate, and feels a little alcoholic on the finish. Great nose and attack, but lacking poise right now. Feels a bit overworked.
Burgundian nose with that wonderful combination of gunflint and a hint of chamomile or cottonwool – a young, reductive yet characterful Chardonnay. Quite lifted and mineral on the attack, with spicy orchard fruit. Only a slightly sweet finish (hint of residual) distracts a little.
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.