Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Taking a break from wine!!!

After two large meal nights this week...
I threatened myself with a few days respite from the grape..
However..a sunday evening with summer warmth..and
some chicken legs in white wine cream sauce
and a delivery of wine a few days before...
I just had understand readers....
The delivery..well..after trying the
Adeneuer Spätburgunder No2 2005..
I called the grower and ordered some more..
plus his No1 2005 and also the Frühburgunder 2006
J.J. Adeneuer No1 Spätburgunder 2005
Ahr, Germany

First up..the No 2 is 'easier' to drink as is to be expected.
The No 1 has a slight reserved Pinot smell, developed a sweet aroma..but thinly veiled..waiting to burst out..soon..another whiff..yes...promise here..smokiness;
Flavour more forthcoming, quiet full, red berry fruit, nice Pinot 'prickle' on the tongue...
still with a little awkwardness of youth...
needs 1-2 years...very good though.
Points 17 .5 will no doubt gain a point with age.
OK..same points as the No 2...both for different reasons..Claudia Cardinale and Sophie Marceau are different..but I rated them equal...

Drank the rest next evening..and wanted to try the Frühburgunder..but there had been a mix up..and I had been sent the basic wine

J.J.Adeneuer Spätburgunder 2006
Ahr, Germany

Pale colour; lighter style, easy to drink or quaff..
good character..and only Euros 10.

Points 16

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