Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Product of Marriage

The 'Weingut' Meyer-Näkel in Dernau has been around for 5 generations. It was founded by the Meyer family but in 1950 Willibald Meyer married Paula Näkel..and the rest, as they say, is history. The product of this, Werner Näkel, took over in 1982 and extended the property with the top vineyards Kreuterberg, Pfarrwingert & Sonnenberg.

Meyer-Näkel Spätburgunder
Warpolzheimer Kräuterberg Auslese
Grosses Gewächs 2004
Ahr, Germany

Thick, wild strawberry smell...very Burgundian....lots of power....firm, sweet tannins...intensive with good acidity telling you this needs time. Would I buy and lay it down?...Such a difficult year to appraise..especially after the 2005's....and, in the Ahr, excellent 2006's..With so much around..maybe give this a miss...and..it ain't cheap!
Points 17.5

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