Saturday, March 26, 2011

Two To Please

When I visited the property in September last year I bought a couple of the 2008 version and two bottles of this wine. The property is reknowned for it's Rieslings...and the reds maybe a side-line for freaks (Me).
Andreas Laible
Spätburgunder Durbacher Plauelrain
Spätburgunder trocken S 2009
Baden, Germany

Just a lovely ripe sweet fruit nose...all that this great vintage can promise. Whereas the 2008 was taunt and geeky...this is instantly appealing.
Dark berry and wild cherry fruit. A perfect example to convince everyone to buy this vintage in Baden.
Points 16.5

A birthday present from one o
f my staff...
Schloss Halbturn
Pinot Noir Koenigsegg 2007

Burgenland, Austria
A favourite property of mine...having had a few vintages of their top Pinot Noir. This is the 'basic' v
ersion...and with any top property should show what they are made of at a lower level. Forward...on the nose a fresh cherry aroma...very easy to drink sweet fruit...with a gentle tartness to keep you interested. Spends time in large oak barrels...but as you would expect...nicely integrated. A wine to enjoy with grilled meat on a warm summer evening.
Points 16

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