Monday, January 19, 2009

Dancing Queen & Ugly Duckling

Dr. Heger Achkarrer Schlossberg
Spätburgunder ***
Spätlese trocken
"Grosses Gewächs" Barrique 2003

Baden, Germany
Made from vines over 40 years old..it spent 20 months in 'barrique' It is no surprise that this wine is excellent..but the surprise is the lightness of style for the vintage. Even the best have a weight to them..it was very hot in 2003!

Enticing but discrete aroma...a light classy fruit crosses the lips..lively soft tannins dance on the tongue...ripe fruit fills the mouth..soft smoke rises from the palate..this is a Dancing Queen of a wine. I still have one bottle..but for how long?
Points 18

The plant was a present just before Xmas...an ugly duckling at the time..now look at her..'I'm A Swan, I'm A Swan' (Hans Christian Anderson)

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