Wednesday 12 March 2014

Next In Line - Not One But Two Bottles Of Spätburgunder

I opened these two German Pinot´s to go with some fried chicken and a tomato sauce with lots of fresh herbs - they did! :-)

2007 Achkarrer Sclossberg Spätburgunder***, Weingut Michel
A light, mature, finely chiselled nose with notes of dried raspberries, lingonberries, herbs, eraser and sugar dusted rhubarbs. Very good. Fairly light but with an interesting character.
The taste is cool and a bit foursquare with notes of dried raspberries, liquorice, warm gravel and dried herbs. The finish is medium long and a bit dry. Nice enough, and fine with the food, but not great. The nose is the best part.
84p   (tasted 2014/03)

2009 Pinot Noir***, Weingut Holger Koch
The second three star (!) wine is much better. A fine, elegant, cool Pinot nose with notes of just ripening strawberries, forest floor, rosehips, spices and a touch of tobacco. Medium deep. A very fine sweetness to the fruit. This is good.
The taste is medium bodied, sweet and tight with notes of crushed strawberries, liquorice, forest floor, rosemary and tobacco leaves. Very, very good. There is a fine acidity in the end of the finish.
89p   (tasted 2014/03)

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