Saturday, June 30, 2012

Brothers


Martin Wassmer GC
Pinot Noir 2008
Baden, Germany

Martin Wassmer's brother Fritz...was the winemaker of the XXL 2009 which had so impressed. Time to drive the short vinous distance to Martin's property. Not only are they related...but they both grow Strawberries and Asparagus.










100% Spätburgunder...and this is a JUICE!. Concentrated fruit...drink this blind and you would say 'FRENCH'...but it's all in German hands. Cherries...some tobacco...lithe...spices...rousing acidity. Very drinkable now...but should develop beautifully.
Points 18
PS...great label


Talking about being related....the brothers Darsch and Tiglat were asking me to pop them...sounds disgusting but was a pleasure.
I have been touting the Velich wines for a while...and just read that Falstaff (Austrian Wine Critic) has voted them Winemaker of the Year. I was first Mr Falstaff..but gotta admit...you have good taste.
I had ordered some 2009's....but decided on an odd botlle of each of the 2008 Chardonnays.

Velich Darscho Chardonnay 2008
Neusiedlersee, Austria

Very apply..with traces of honey...less spiky than the 2009...which I had loved...good use of oak...this doesn't explode...but creeps up on you.
I let it...next day with the evening sun...he was gone.
Points 17









Velich Tiglat Chardonnay 2008
Neusiedlersee, Austria

Honey...caramel...the nose is intriguing...a glass grower...same as the above...filled out next day. I recently read of some blogger drinking a 2001 vintage in 2009...and raved about it.
Must leave an odd bottle of the 2009...join me again in 2017 for a note.
Points 17.5

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