Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Temperamental SB

After obtaining one of the winners of this year's Pinot Cup, Wegelin ..I managed to get 6 bottles of the other. A week later I took a bottle along to a restaurant where we tried diverse food and the wine did not show well..so...this is it's second chance...
Knab Endinger Engelsberg Spätburgunder *** 2006 Baden, Germany
First impressions..cherry nose with almonds...the palate showed thick bitter cherries...but this became a little less as it evolved in the glass. Medium tannin grip and a fresh acidity will help it age well...at the moment not the 'winner' it was voted...but let's give it another go in a year. In style..more southern Burgundy...certainly elegant...and whereas many Spätburgunder wines match up well with most foods...you need to be choosy with this one.
..it's temperamental.
Points 17

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