Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Top Konstanzer

Two 'brothers'...an interesting tasting from my new 'find'....










Konstanzer Ihringer Winkleberg Spätburgunder Spätlese Barrique 2008
Baden, Germany
What a fine wine.
The oak is layed-back...lingers in the background and draws you into the glass to find traces of almonds and bay leaves. Enticing juicy flavour...mild and natural... very 2008...so terroir plays a role here...and the price only adds to it's plusses.
Points 17.5......€ 20,--



Konstanzer Ihringer Winkleberg Spätburgunder Spätlese Barrique 2009 Baden, Germany
Nose at first reserved....dark berry fruits...much fuller on the palate...I doubt the 2008 ever had this weight...this is a rose waiting to bloom. A few hours in the glass helped...intense richness of this great vintage in Baden...drink the 2008 now and tuck this one away for 2 years
Points 17.25....again...€ 20,--

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