Monday, January 17, 2011

Celler Overload

No extensive notes made...just a few words...from wines drank over the last 10 days. Most were bought during the period of abstinence...and had not even been allocated a place in the cellar...they were just standing there waiting for a bus....

Schnaitmann Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Württemberg, Germany
Ripe pear aroma...spices and minerals abound...soft acidity on the palate...perfect with Sushi.
Points 16.5

Jamek Ried Achleiter Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2005
Wachau, Austria
Needed plenty of air...and showed better after 24 hours...cream to the forth...but retaining the steeliness.
Tried alongside the Schnaitmann...and just about won the battle.
Points 16.75

Fürst Frühburgunder Centgrafenberg 2008
Franken, Germany
Pale colour.. aromas of smoke and strawberry...the palate throws up a drinkable...very much drinkable sweet fruit...careful not to gulp this...finally some success trying to photograph the colour of a wine.
Points 17

Klumpp Pinot Noir *** 2007
Baden, Germany
The 2008 version had been a favourite a few months the 2007 would be worth a try I managed to purchases a bottle.
The oak seems to dominate more...plums...and plump...preferred the younger vintage...but this may open again. Roast Chicken was delicious.
Points 16.25

Meyer-Näkel Spätburgunder S 1999
Ahr, Germany
Opened this because I saw another bottle available. Burnt smell at first which eventually cleared. Cherry grew on me...but
not with any future. I have a magnum which will be a better proposition
Points 16.25

Markowitsch Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben 2009
Carnuntum, Austria
Light yellow...which lulls you into thinking you get a lightweight. Wrong...intense old vine fruit. Very perfumed...and was delightful with the Cheese Fondue...
Points 16

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