Wöhrwag Pinot Noir Trocken 2005
Lightish colour with pale rim; complex aromas of cherries and raspberries; cool style...delicate fruit...reminds me of the Ahr wines grown on slate..dry but lovely juicyness..mouth-watering. Burgundian in style..and one gets the impression that the grower has a real affection for this grape.
Very good wine.
With the rest of the previous evening's bottle still available(but not enough)..the perfect idea was a half-bottle.
Ziereisen Blauer Spätburgunder Selection
I had purchased 36 half-bottles..always useful..and have tried to wait 6 months between trying them..or it will be perfect when I drink the last bottle!. A few months ago I had tried the full version in a local restaurant..it was still tight...bursting to get out.This half is obviously more advanced. Medium deep..no ageing...aroma of dark berries and nice touch of oak...still thick and fairly tight..but the soft tannins are disappearing...rich and spicy fruit.
Knowing how the Rhini 2002 is nowadays..I really must leave the 2004 alone for at least another 6 months.
Comparing the 2 styles..the Rhini from Baden was more like slices of marzipan compared to the Württemberger with it's elegant style..but there are many roads to Rome...so both were very pleasing.