Friday, February 06, 2009

A French Sandwich Between German Bread

Off to our regular meeting at a local eatery with Volker & Robert...two bottles from myself..a third was brought by Robert.
Salwey Henkenberg Weissburgunder
Grosses Gewachs 2006

Baden, Germany
Lovely..I was really impressed..more so than the 2007..maybe because the younger wine needed a few months..and the 2006 had more balance. Pears and figs...and a whole host of delicious minerals...each glass was a pleasure. A smoothness making it a crowd pleaser...but those lively earthy minerals...sparkling on the palate. Citrus fruits..and matched perfectly with some fresh Calamares.
Points 17.25

Two reds (both covered)...and before I could ask which one first..Robert's wine was in the glass.
Pinot Noir.....which pleased me..cos mine was of the sames genes. I guessed French....then there were 2 possibilities.
A great producer from a 'lesser' vintage..or.. a small producer from a great vintage. I tended towards the latter..thinking Cote Chalonaise...
It was the former..and I later realised I have a bottle in my cellar(present from my wife)
Domaine Armand Rouseau
Gevrey-Chambertin

1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques 2004
Burgundy, France
Really lovely aroma on pouring...temptation...let me at it! Dancing fruit on the tongue...some marzipan..soft smoky touch...dusty tannins..dry..but a real classy style. When I knew Burgundy like the back of my hand (20 years ago)..
I drank a lot of Rousseau..and it hardly ever disappointed...nothing has changed it seems.
Points 17.75
The last of a mixed 6 pack purchased directly from Salwey...a top producer...and this is the top red.
Salwey Kirchberg ***
G.G. Spätburgunder 2006

Baden, Germany
Decent oak..and typical SB nose..quite full..elderberry fruit...still slightly closed..and maybe a touch 'flatter' than the Frenchy...nevertheless..a real good mouthful of Baden sunshine.
Points 17.5

1 comment:

Joe said...

glad you liked this Weissburgunder better than the last one - I am very intrigued

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