Sunday, January 04, 2009

World Premier

A World Premier post..no tasting notes on this wine on the net.....no..not a long lost wine..or a new cult monster....just a first from the Doc...called Black Dog. It's a Cuvée from his best barrels of Frühburgunder & Spätburgunder..both of which I have tried recently. Crusius doesn't make expensive reds..that's not what he aims for. This new project costs around € 14,-- and would convince anyone who ever said this price range for German reds does not please. It will only be released in special years.
Dr. Crusius Black Dog 2007
Nahe, Germany
Spring flowers spring from the glass...then a sweet oak..Rioja-like..following by a more elegant aroma...the palate shows definite traces of liquorice and a juicy sour cherry flavour. A fine tannin cloak surrounds the attractive fruit...I drank this direct from the cellar...so a little cooler than usual. Difficult not to like...which is what we all search for in wine.
Points 16.5

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