This is Molitor's best selection of Pinot Noir from the Brauneberger Klostergarten vineyard, which is mainly planted to French clones of Pinot Noir. Molitor has refined his Pinot's, hitting them with less oak and letting the minerality and finesse of the vineyard shine through. This is a pure example of a German Pinot Noir, and we have been very impressed with how classy these wines are and how well the terroir translates to Pinot Noir. Another stunning effort from Markus Molitor 2015 Brauneberger Klostergarte is one of the best bottles of Pinot Noir Markus has made and is a great bottle to get acquainted with his Pinot's. These have been on the market for a few years now, but we have some ex-cellar bottles at excellent pricing, which should be showing very well with the extra cellar time competing with some of the excellent Pinot Noirs in the world.
Wine Advocate (Stephan Reinhardt) 95+ points! "The 2015 Pinot Noir Brauneberger Klostergarten *** is deep, perfectly ripe and concentrated but beautifully fresh, highly refined and elegant on the slightly toasty fumé nose. On the palate, this is a full-bodied, lush, silky-textured, highly finessed and perfectly balanced Pinot with very fine tannins intertwined with the crystalline salinity and mineral tension of the Brauneberg terroir. The finish is very long, ripe and complex, with great energy and aging potential. Tasted in March/April 2019."