Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hard Work Schnaitmann

An array of bottles stand in the cellar...purchased over the past 6 weeks...
Schnaitmann Fellbacher Lämmler

Großes Gewächs Lemberger 2008

Württemberg, Germany

Perfume rather than aroma or bouquet...delicate whiff...with an hour in glass still very reserved...but my wife passed by and said 'Hen-Farm'...which describes it well...and for lover's of farm descriptions(
Romanee-Conti is best when it smells of farmyard)...it fits just nicely. It has a dusty character...and a hefty dose of acidity. The fruit is intense and is masked by some firm but rounded tannins. Big style...and a lot bigger than previous vintages which could be approached younger. After my long break it was hard work at first and the wine changes it's shape and size over 2 days...an ugly duckling which should become a swan one day. Peppery still next day...any perfume now a port-like aroma...trace of cocoa...and still brawny and tight. I'm back drinking...and there are great pleasures awaiting me...but this was more work than pleasure. Leave for 3-4 years
Points 17...more in the future

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