A cool minty breeze wafts across an orchard laden with ripe yellow fruit. The palate commences with a generous sweet taste, before acidity begins to assert itself and prepares the way for a finish with a valid team effort from herbs, spicy piquancy and stony mineral grip. 18/20 points – Michael Schmidt, jancisrobinson.com.
The Höllberg wine engages in a coquettish interplay with the vintage, really pouring out its cornucopia of aromas and its hedonistic juicy character. In the glass, it appears opulent with aromas of exotic fruit such as passion fruit, mandarin peel, pineapple, ginger as well as sweet spices such as Raz el Hanout. In addition, there are floral notes of white flowers as well as yeasty notes and salty iodine notes. The concentrated fruit is evident on the palate, very expressive and almost overpowering, perfectly balanced by the typical salty notes of Siefersheim, just the right amount of juicy acidity as well as filigree phenolics. A wine that remains precise in spite of its concentration, bringing its power to bear in a stylish, formally perfect manner. A truly great Grand Cru that succeeds in bringing across the power of the vintage. Romana Echensperger MW.