Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Wine & Backache

Klumpp Cuvee M 2005
Baden, Germany
One of the most northerly points of the Baden wine area is Bruchsal.
The Weingut belongs to a minority of about one per cent of vineyards in Germany that grow organic wine.
This cuvee is from had picked grapes..15% juice extracted..left on the 'Most' for 3 weeks. The vines are aged....and the mix comprises of 1/3 each of Cabernet, St. Laurent and Spätburgunder.
Deep ruby red...dusty cherry first a soft opening..but with airing the firm tannins poked their head up and said...bite me now or leave me a while. Well..not one to shrink before chewing a wine..I continued...fine acidity leaves this nicely balanced on the palate....plenty of juiciness..the Cabernet starts to dominate with blackcurrant fruit. Some vanilla is in there..this spends 12 months in oak...but Mr T...keeps it back...smokey vegetable notes...big decant now..or try again in a couple of years.
Points 17.25...interesting to see how this develops.
Nice bottle..but the wide top of the neck meant no Screwpull..just the old-fashioned Vine Corkscrew...good for my back!

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