Friday, September 16, 2011

Wachau + Baden = Pleasure

Jamek Grüner Veltliner
Smaragd Ried Achleiten 2009

Wachau, Austria

Green tinges to the medium yellow colour...yellow fruits on the nose...yellow apples...that's enough yellow...quite full...and a touch exotic...and thanked me for the 2 days in the fridge...the aformentioned weight is no
problem as it dances over the palate...a terroir wine...Jamek wines always seem to show this...a pleasure to drink.
Points 17.75

Konstanzer Pinot Noir 2008
Baden, Germany
Konstanzer owns vines in the well-known Winklerberg vineyards. He recommended I try this and as the 'basic' wines of any property are a sign what the big boys can do....I took his advice and on opening said 'I Like This'. Why?....just because from start to finish it is a real enjoyable wine. Honest red fruit...fresh and soft and juicy...but with a character that makes you sit up as it only cost € 12,--!!! Smokey and a good soft tannic grip...slips down nicely...looking forward to the top wines that I bought.
Points 16.5

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