Saturday, September 15, 2007

Conkers And Wine

Autumn is coming..and things are falling from trees.
CONKERS to you! I thought a handful would be a
nice partner for the photo shoot( sounds good that...). However..too cool to eat and drink out there.
My wife prepared some top-end mince meat...
with a red wine sauce and some fresh mushrooms.
Dual coloured Pasta..and a soft wine was needed.

Gnägy Schweigener Sonnenberg
Spätburgunder 'S' 2004
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Two tasting notes..the wine needed airing.
Tasting Note 1 (after 20 Minutes)
Medium deep, no pale Pinot colour here; nose showing elegance but reserved, concentrated, burnt aroma..nothing more; the palate more forthcoming..juicy cherry fruit, soft tannins..not as 'thick' as many Pinots.
Points 16
Tasting Note 2 (after one hour)
Nose had opened..showing sweet fruit and the flavour had filled out, good mouthful..a quite complex wine for this price range (13.5 Euros)
Points 17

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