Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's Better Früh Than Never

A recent comment to a post...not another Spätburgunder!
If you were a fish in the'd eat what was around you. Right?
I am the fish..surrounded by Baden, Ahr, Rheingau, Pfalz and Franken.
You get my point?
But.. I am trying to change...see this post.
A Frühburgunder! What is that you say...or maybe you don't say..if you are a clever dick! it can't?..OK..Früh means get it..Spät means.....give the man a prize........late!
It is a mutation of a Spätburgunder...sounds like something from outer space!
Only grown in the Ahr area as far as I know....but no doubt I'll get an answer to the contrary.

A recent comment on this wine was that it was OK on first sipping..then faded to be short and flat. Surely the point was missed. Think Pinot Noir-Burgundy for Spätburgunder but for this Frühburgunder..think Gamay-Beaujolais. It is a dead-ringer for a Beaujolais Village...what I would have guessed at....tasted blind.
OK..down to the nitty-gritty...
Oh yes..the background 'tree' has a flower like a toilet brush..or maybe a bottle cleaner would be more appropriate...comes from Portugal.

Meyer-Näkel Frühburgunder 2006
Ahr, Germany
Burnt cherry nose...creamy layer...which takes you into a smooth, up-front fruity wine. Well balanced...more berry fruits...goes down a big ending..but horses for courses...and this would be a fairly serious wine for sausages (Bratwürst to you)..which was on the plate. The bottle 'almost' emptied..and as the evening cooled did not suffer as many wines can...a little cooler it was also delicious..and the mid-fruit..seemed to enjoy the challenge.
Points 16.25
The Adeneuer 2006 was a little more 'serious' than this one.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Thank goodness you switched to Frühburgunder - I was worried you might actually taste a wine I can buy. As for the fish, they eat their own poop :)