Monday, October 19, 2009

X Marks The Spot

My first taste of a Cuvée X goes back over 3 years ago...
I wanted a half bottle of Lynch-Bages 2001 Pauillac in a restaurant..but was told it was sold out so I decided to try the 2003 Cuvée X. It was decanted and I thought they had found the Lynch-Bages. A dead ringer..
The last bottle was superb.....
Time to try the 2005.....so about the same age span....
Knipser Cuvee X 2005
Pfalz, Germany
This spends 28 months in new French oak..cuvée is Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc und Merlot....cool cassis...power nose...liquorice traces..tobacco and the usual cedar...deep and intense...big chewy tannins but with a velvet touch...there is a dark fruit feel..plums and blackberries....just leave it a year or two..and watch it develope.
Points 17.5

No comments:

About This Blog

  © Blogger templates Newspaper by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP