Saturday, July 23, 2011

Big Can Be Beautiful

In this world of obesity, big is not always beautiful.
A few months again, on Ebay, I purchased a magnum.
Now, Magnums are rare in my cellar as when I have wine friends over we like to have variety.
So there it lay...waiting for the moment to be let loose.
Daughter Number 1 and her hubby came to visit and we had Sushi.
Now was the moment...but would we be bored after half of it?
The answer is....NO!

Kurt Angerer Spies
Grüner Veltliner 2003

Kamptal, Austria
Perfect a Magnum...although it showed so well... I suspect the normal size would please.
Cream throughout...the nose very attractive with it's soft vanilla, it has some spice and pepper but less so now with age. Precise...with a fine thread of minerality. Just lovely on the palate....caramel tones...and an intense soft 'burnt' finish. It has a high 14.5% alcohol but hardly noticeable now it has 8 years in the bottle. Perfect with the Sushi which was very fresh...and as we had not had any for a while...was particularly enjoyed. Sometimes simple things just give perfect moments (although Sushi and GV may not to exactly simple to some)
Points 17.25


Tom said...

Another great wine Barry - I met Kurt Angerer at LIWF and tasted through his range.

The subtle differences between the various vineyards was a revelation.

He's also won an IWC Gold for his red Zweigelt:

Cheers, Tom

Barry said...

Strangely I have rarely drank this property... which I must correct on this tasting.
I thought a Magnum would be too much of one thing...but we could have gone on drinking this.