Thursday 13 March 2014

A Top Notch Spätburgunder - 2006 Cuvée Caroline, Schlossgut Diel

I have been poured a couple of vintages of Cuvée Caroline blind in the past, and every time I have been certain that it have been a really great Burgundy. This time was no exception, even though I poured it myself. :-)

2006 Spätburgunder Cuvée Caroline, Schlossgut Diel
On the front label it says Pinot Noir and on the back label it says Blauer Spätburgunder - a beloved child has many names...
The nose is to die for with a hedonistic, deep, creamy character full of wild strawberries, raspberries, some blueberries tossed in and additional notes of veal stock, truffle juice, bay leaves and forest floor. Utterly gorgeous and breathtakingly beautiful. There is a hint of maturity that adds to the complexity.
The taste follows the nose perfectly with purity, intensity and concentration. Stunning notes of ripe strawberries, raspberry truffles, Asian spices, tobacco and moist undergrowth. The finish goes on for over a minute. Smooth tannins and a perky acidity. This is a dead ringer for a great Grand Cru Burgundy!
97p   (tasted 2014/03)

P.S. On a sadder note - opened two other bottle of Spätburgunder, one from Künstler and one from Dr Heger - both corked beyond recognition "#%¤&%¤#"&%¤!, which cut this series short, before I restock. D.S.


  1. Hang on - I have a Keller Spätburgunder, unopened due to lack of mental cork pulling strength ;-) Interested?

  2. Hehe! :-) Let's talk some more!