Monday, August 11, 2008

Wine For Dentists

Sunday was my 32nd wedding aniversary....
breakfast in the garden...my radio show...and a meal of Suckling-Pig and 'Pfifferling' mushrooms. I had 'lost' a tooth the previous evening..so was gonna have something real nice before the repair work started next day at the dentist.

Meyer-Näkel Blauschiefer
Spätburgunder trocken 2006

Ahr, Germany

Vineyard with Blauschiefer(Blue Slate)..the wine spends 10 months in mostly used barrels...the oak stroking the grapes....and that's the general feeling in the glass. Before I got there I had to pull the cork...and the first whiff of freedom made me smile...where is that glass?....Sour cherry dominant..but there are small berry fruits there as well..raspberry..and maybe blueberry..and then a smokeyness followed by juicy full fruit on the palate..with soft tannins..perfectly packaged...and at € 20..a top wine. Meyer Näkel says it was a superb vintage in the Ahr...many other areas harvested in rain...not here..and it shows in this wine. The 2006 'S' must be wonderful...will let you know after the dentist.
Points 17.25..need to buy a few more bottles..recommended

4 comments:

Edward said...

Barry,

Congratulations on the milestone. For some reason, I can't get that Sweet Inspirations song (It's not easy) out of my mind :)

Barry said...

What milestone is that?...losing a tooth....?

one milestone I can do without...still..it is like a good Aussie Pinot lol...a rarity...

only kidding...but this Meyer-Näkel would beat many from down under....

Joe said...

Egads, another Spatburgunder? You may talk big with your girly SpatB, but Eddie's Shiraz will trounce your German syrah any day...
I always pictured you as too young, or too old, to be losing teeth...

Barry said...

You leave my Spätburgunders alone..you're only jealous...
and I only lost part of the tooth..was tasting a Shiraz from Alice Springs....biting through the thick fruit and tannin...
I'll sue Edward...take his Aussie wine collection as compensation..

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