"From an exciting terroir on gray slate with iron shares, the 2018 Assmannshäuser Höllenberg opens with the characteristic warm yet coolish, precise and elegant bouquet of crushed stones, spices, wild and stewed cherries and blackthorn. Refined, fresh and silky on the palate, this is a fascinating, intensely fruity, silky, tight yet stimulating and terroir-driven Pinot Noir from 42-year-old vines. It has a fine, fresh and elegant finish with a sweet and concentrated fruit core with crystalline and vivacious structure. Candied cherry notes on the finish. Still very young but bright, fresh and clear. No fining, no filtration, no heat. Highly digestible, the bottle empties far too quickly. Tasted and drunk in November 2020." Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate.