Friday, October 17, 2008

Ziereisen's Jaspis

The wine area of Baden stretches further south than most people realise...
Ziereisen's Weingut is a slow jog from the Swiss
border..and he 'appeared' a few years ago with some fine wines.There is a 'Rhini' Spätburgunder which I have had from various vintages......
and this 'Jaspis'
Ziereisen Jaspis Pinot Noir
Alte Reben 2004
Baden, Germany

Dark berry and cherries..some smoke...rich & deep flavoured..meaty...like thick slices of strawberries...fiery & spicy still..lots of power.
100% new oak used..The vines are 45 years old and the wine spends 22 months in oak.....and Hans-Peter Ziereisen's top wines need time. Strange..this bottle seemed to show dryness after an hour..and didn't improve next day. Maybe a one-off...or a closed period before showing well later. We will see...still 2 bottles to go.
Points 17.25...

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