A Bienvenues Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru and two Rieslings made our evening. In total it were three great wines.
The Jean-Claude Bachelet 2008 Bienvenues Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru is a white Burgundy that showed what a great Burgundy can be. It has everything for a perfect wine: golden colour, powerful and complex nose with cake batter, sweetish blossoms and a bit of caramel and vanilla. Full-bodied, oily, creamy, fresh, long mineralic, balanced and complex. 19.5/20 points.
The Künstler 2015 Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Großes Gewächs is a great Riesling which now reached a good ripeness but has potential to evolve more. It has orange zests and blossoms and is full-bodied, very mineralic, oily and perfectly balanced. 18.8/20 points.
Under the managing director W.E. Frank, who now has his own vinery, the winery Baron Knyphausen made some of its most unusual but best Rieslings. It were special editions which were named after colour - Imperial Yellow, Royal Blue and Constitutional Green. The perhaps most extraordinary wine was the Baron Knyphausen 2010 Riesling Edition Imperial Yellow. It is extrem powerful with a very high extract, full of orange zests, blossoms, coffee , caramel, fudge and with high minerality and a perfect balance between its high acidity and the residual sugar.