Sunday, June 17, 2012

Experience


Sometimes you are on a run...with goodies...although I should know by now...after 35 years experience...what is gonna please me.

Polz Sauvignon Blanc
Hochgrassnitzberg Reserve
Große STK Lage 2007
South Styria, Austria
Tried the 'normal' version...normal being not the Reserve...and it is a beauty...this takes a step further for me. A wow nose of rich, intense honeyed gooseberry...imagine that if you can. Spicy oak...smooth as silk...great next day with an omelette...I eat anything with a good wine...lingering finish...buy again!
Points 18


 
Hofmann Spätburgunder RR 2009
Franconia, Germany

Real good dark colour...and this gives you an idea of the style of Pinot on offer.. A hovering creaminess...reminded me a touch of a Rioja...real character and depth here...even a taste of a mild Fisherman's Friend! Loads of concentration...and today it needs air...which it got...next day it had quietened down...red fruits...touch of marzipan...long finish.
Fürst is the only name noted for reds in Franconia...add this property to your list.
Points 17.5





Say Gloria...and anyone of my age would think of Van Morrison's classic G.L.O.R.I.A...or maybe the 1980 film starring Gena Rowlands.
Well...now all I will think of is the Austrian version.


Kollwentz Chardonnay Gloria 2009
Neusiedlerse-Hügelland, Austria
Trace of caramel on the nose..tropical notes....a thrilling wine...for wine thinkers...less oak than the Taschler...a lip smacking dose of sweet fruit...and a back slapping dose of minerals.
Lovely length which didn't want to leave you...almost made the 18 mark...maybe it will.
Points 17.75







Emmerich Knoll, Kreutles
Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2006
Wachau, Austria

However...sometimes one leaves a bottle in the corner of the cellar...then finds it..and ralises it is not a Smaragd...but a Federspiel...and may be on it's last legs!
I was right...just about OK...was probably better 2 years ago..
Points 15.5

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