Fürst's Grand Cru Schlossberg is only 1.3 hectares large! This is extremely small,. Yes, even smaller than Romanee Conti! Red sandstone produces wine with good structure and intensity. Coupled with the deft hands of the Fürst family, the wine retained the perfume, silky and supply character typical to Fürst's wines.
2013 vintage Schlossberg GG is Medium bodied but intense on red fruit flavours. Drink now but will continue to improve till 2030.
Awards and Press
Sebastian Fürst, Falstaff magazine winemaker of the year 2018.
Sebastian Fürst in Singapore, Business Times.
Fürst Centgrafenberg 2013 won the Red Wine of the Year, Peak magazine Wine Challenge 2016:
And many more awards see their website.
Rated 18.5/20 by JancisRobinson.com
Rated 94 by The Wine Advocate
Average score of 92 pts on Cellartracker!
'Promising, flinty reduction for now fills the nose, but underneath it the perfumes of crushed redcurrant and heady violet begin to work their scented magic. On the palate the fruit and perfume of Pinot Noir unfurl like a bale of shiny silk. Yet there is a firm, stony anchor while the inherent elegance of the Triassic red sandstone frames the generosity of 2018 perfectly. This steep, stony, terraced site demands back-breaking work and single-minded dedication. Sebastian and Paul Fürst lavish both - and they know how to use whole bunches to maximum effect. A glorious wine. Drinking Window: 2025-2050.' Decanter 97 pts
'What a complex nose with a stunning interplay of mint and rosemary with tons of forest berries. Super concentrated and super structured, but still sleek and very straight. Stunning minerality at the very long finish. Drink or hold. (9/16/20)' James Suckling.com 97 pts
'The 2018 Schlossberg Spätburgunder GG is highly refined and elegant on the crystalline and peppery nose, very fine and pure and provided with dark and red berry as well as ripe cherry aromas intertwined with spicy notes and a touch of toast and oak. Seamless. Juicy but refined on the palate, with great intensity, energy and finesse, this is a full-bodied, tight and fruit-intense yet pure and silky-textured, vibrantly fresh and mineral Pinot with fine tannins, great tension and enormous length. Although the vines are much younger (but French genetics) than in the Hundsrück, this Schlossberg from Klingenberg has the same energy and tension but more finesse and less power and length than the sibling from Bürgstadt. All in all, this is a highly promising Pinot Noir and the most complex Schlossberg Fürst has ever produced. Tasted as a sample in January and April 2020. Drink: 2021-2038. (Aug 2020).' The Wine Advocate 95-97 pts