Molitor has bypassed the usual “two-star” rendition of Klosterberg Pinot and instead classified the 2015 installment as “three-star.” On the nose, decidedly meaty, marrowy savor joins the shrimp-shell stock familiar from the corresponding Mandelgraben: you know that the palate is going to be rich in proteins and minerals! But there is abundant red currant and sour cherry fruit, too, which translates into welcome tang and refreshing brightness. The feel is firm and slightly grainy. Rose hip, cherry pit and smoky black tea add interest to a mouthwateringly salt-tinged, impressively persistent finish, albeit one capped with just a hint of extraneous toasted oak. This should gain significantly in bottle.
David Schildknecht, Vinous (January 2020) Score: 91/100 Drink 2021-2030
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