Pinot’s - Burgs - German Pinot. Consulting for a local wine store. Always on the hunt for the next special Pinot. European Palate.
Stylistically a different beast when compared to the 2009 which I had at the same night. Less extracted and more Burgundy like. In fact in a blind tasting a lot of folks would be hard pressed to identify this. Dark cherry 🍒 quite earthy. Hint of orange juice. Cloves. Too young at this point 10/2019 needs 4 more years. — 18 hours ago
As always a treat and one of the best and most unique Pinot’s for 30$+. I had this wine now every year since 2009. There are always the herbs 🌿. Best described as Black Forest mountain meadow potpourri. This wild thyme nose reminds me of the thyme that actually grows in this area. The wine needs to breathe for at least 30 min may be more - uncurls and is then classic E&M which I think would be recognizable amongst 100‘s of other Pinot’s. Tart lingonberry, pomegranate, chalk and just a tiny hint of pine needles and orange zest. This bottling needs at least 2 more years to settle down. So fun to open and explore right now but really not a drink now wine! Yes Lyle was right closed as fuck in Feb! Still hard to judge 8 month later. — a month ago