Pale ruby hue, pink rim variation. Relatively thin, no noticeable tears. Nose offers bright cherry, rhubarb, strawberry, potpourri, lavender, white pepper, delicate barnyard notes. Palate is consistent and yet offers hibiscus tea and lavender notes. Overall, an elegant Pinot with moderate complexity and a medium plus finish.
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Second take on this one in the same vintage. Prior notes apply for the nose which shows barrel and oak rather strongly along with a wonderful, ripe cherry and some hay. The palate is good with a nice acid backbone creating a frame in which that nice ripe cherry can be in full effect. There is width and grip, and some tannins to kick things in the rear, they deliver a slightly drying, dusty mouthfeel that gives way to a very long cherry powered finish. We had it along some quite spicy (let's face it hot) chicken drums and it stood its ground. Good one. — 19 days ago
Reductive aromas has to blow off. Nose of mixed berries with vegetal hints. Sour cherry. Bracing acidity + low tannin = juicy. Had with beef tenderloin, street corn and guac. — 5 days ago
A bit locked up and muscle-bound on night one. On night 2, it’s still large-framed, but the nose is showing more sweet cassis fruit to go with the smoky graphite and clove. Mouthfilling, with significant amounts of very soft tannin, the plate initially hits with equal amounts of dark fruit and dark gravelly notes, turns a bit peppery and savory in the middle, and as the long finish progresses, it fades into very pure plummy cassis. If the acids were a tad higher and the alcohol a tad lower, this would be close to amazing. As it is, it’s very good, and will be better in 3-5 years. — 2 days ago
This is the basic Spätburgunder from Neuweier. Nice, delicate, pretty Pinot. At 6+ years of age it’s at its peak and time to drink up. — 9 hours ago