Friday, October 15, 2010

Top Duo

When you remember wines and how good they were...and you wait & wait for the moment to retry...until...it finally arrives...and the expectations are high of course.













­Paul ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Fürst
Spätburgunder R Centgrafenberg 2005

Franken, Germany
After trying this 2 years ago...I purchased 3 bottles. The nose seems to have faded...a touch of smoke...needed the food...filled out...spices...and traces of marzipan....then seemed to lose all it's positives when the plate was empty.
A last glass did start to produce some strawberry fruit...maybe going through a 'dumb' period. Keep an eye on this one I think....and it ain't cheap in restaurants...
€ 160,-- as fellow blogger Alex noted

Points 17.25


Fritz Becker
Sankt Paul Spätburgunder 2006

Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Pale colour with the most astonishing milk rim I think I have ever seen. Like a circle of cream. The nose is full of aromatics...and a soft creaminess...this spends time in new oak barrels...think Burgundy here..and to those who don't know..the grapes are grown 'over the border' in France....but Friedrich Becker needs no help to make great Pinot...perfume of strawberry and cherry....excellent acidity pushing the fruit upwards & onwards..a gentle tannic glove...this had been opened for 3 hours...but needed even more to develop it's nuances.
Points 17.75

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