Monday, April 14, 2008

Hades Power

The estate is located in the commune of Winterbach in Württemberg.The wine-growing tradition of the family goes back to the early 16th century, but the current wine estate was only established in 1949, and was only fully converted to winemaking ten years later. From the outset, Jürgen Ellwanger has sought to produce high quality, although he really only made the breakthrough to the production of top-level wines with the foundation of the Hades group in 1986, whose members are among the pioneers of barrique-matured wines in Germany. The is a cuvee of Merlot & Cabernet Cubin (developed and subsequently released in November, 1999, this cross is reported as derived from Cabernet Sauvignon & Lemberger parentage by the Weinsberg/Württemberg Research Station, Baden, Germany)
Jürgen Ellwanger Nicodemus
'Hades' 2005 Barrique

Württemberg, Germany

Thick, deep aromas of cherries and dark
berries, pepper with some cedar and a
cool vanilla note lingering.
Concentrated..fine dusty tannins...
packed to the hilt...showing a trace of softness..the oak trying to show itself...
but this is built to last...still very young...
good finish. Difficult to appraise..needs 4-5 years.
A Bordeaux of this quality would cost you more..
price here is 28 Euros.
Points 17.25 +

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