Expressive on the nose, with a hint of kiwi amongst the more typical baked apple notes. Candied peel and minerals on the the palate. A little harsh and hot on the finish, although there’s a plenty of interest along the way.
Ripe and generous with noticeable sugar on the palate, although the finish is a bit dryer than expected. Full of baked apple and hints of brioche. Certainly expressive but treads a fine line trying to keep the ripeness and the fruit in balance.
Earthy, herbal tinges on the nose, but the palate is ripe and quite buttery/lactic. Spicy acids provide some lift, and the finish is saline and mineral. Lots of peppery Grüner character and a sensation of freshness from the minerals.
Muted green pepper on the nose, but the palate is exciting and driven by a fine thread of nervy acidity. Biscuit and cream notes add weight on the finish. Typically precise and elegant as one expects from this stellar house.
Burnt, smoky aromas and slight bitterness on the finish. Very vegetal, with tinned peas and green pepper slices. Certainly has a strong Grüner character, but lacks charm and feels like oak may have influenced this a bit too much – quite buttery on the palate. Not a whole lot of fun.
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.
Exotic fruits, papaya, mango, subtle spices. Reduction on the nose but achieves incredible balance given its prodigious gait. Really lifted and balsamic, which is the perfect foil for the quite opulent fruit in this typically fine effort.
Lively and citrussy, lifted and focused, not at all heavy. Crunchy green apple fruit, very primary at the moment but all the components for a long life are there. The stift is a Benedictine monastery with a history going back to the 11th century.