Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Baron Von Baden

Recommended by the lady at the property in Oberrotweil, Kaiserstuhl when we visited in September. I was after a 2007 version...all sold out.
The Baron von Gleichenstein is currently one of Germany’s hot wine makers. With awards from Gault Millau Wine Guide Germany and Vinum he is the 'shooting star'. The Eichberg - a south facing site with slopes from 10 to 45 %, has a soil consisting of mainly vulcanic rock. Well drained it produces racy Spätburgunder grapes with the classic German touch to them.

Freiherr von Gleichenstein
Oberrotweiler Eichberg
Spätburgunder Barrique 2006

Baden, Germany

Tears run down the glass...pale Pinot colour...and this leads to a delicate aroma o
f cherry...some roes...and a touch compost. There is oak here...but so delicately mixed...it works very well. A cooler style and as it developed on the palate it shows a deliciously juicy...slightly earthy... elegant sweet fruit.
Points 17.25

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