Finally a real blind tasting again. The last times we’ve been quite lax with our club’s rules I have to admit ;), but this evening all bottles were covered and then randomly numbered (and eventually re-mixed another time) so no bias was possible in our judgments. For this sum-up I kept the order of the tasting of course, just in case you wonder why vintages are so mixed up here. The theme was Tuscany, which includes of course the vast Chianti region, but also other famous appellation like Brunello di Montalcino for example. Generally the wines are made with the Sangiovese grape, but are most frequently combined in Cuvées with other varietals. Ok this should be enough theory! We were thirsty!
All Posts from August, 2008
As I walked through the wine stalls of my specialist store, screening the available German Rieslings of the fabulous 2007 vintage, the sommelier came to me and recommended I should have a try of some 2006 wines from Austria, which supposedly was an outstanding vintage there. After he poured me a convincing sip for trying, I finished up with 2 Loimer wines in my basket. Read the rest of this entry »
On a sunny restaurant terrasse in the Pfalz, this half bottle of von Buhl Spätburgunder was recommended by the staff. It was just perfect. After 4 years in the bottle, barrel wood -which isn’t that overwhelming at von Buhl anyway- has been perfectly incorporated. The wine is nicely perfumed of cherries and red berries and perfectly balanced on the palate. This is so nicely drinkable now in a nearly genuine Burgundian style, hard to imagine even it could get any better. A real pleasure. 92 Read the rest of this entry »