First wine purchased in a wine shop in Kenzingen where the wine is made
Shelter Winery Pinot Noir 2004
Hans-Bert Espe & Silke Wolf
This wine is actually stored in Canadian bunkers left behind by the military.
Medium colour with brown rim, fully mature; light syle of Pinot Noir, comparable say.. to a Santenay in Burgundy...easy drinking, typical of the vintage
(The 2003 is fuller of course)..
Notable: rest of the bottle had held up well the next day
Duijn Pinot Noir 'Jannin' 2004(half bottle)
A present from the cellar of Herr Hodapp in 'Rebstock' restaurant.
As I had said I had read the wine was not up to normal standard. He agreed but said it was still good.
Medium deep colour; good balance with ripe fruit..
Purchased at home after having tasted the 'red' version on our recent trip
Karl H Johner Chardonnay 2004 SJ
Yellow gold colour; layed back
exotic fruit aromas;
oh no...full-flavoured Chardonnay..and although a really fine wine of it's type..not something I enjoy anymore...it's an age thing I guess..one awaits more finesse as one gets older..the 'Wham Bamm Thank You Mam' style is passé for me