Talrain Spätburgunder 2014

Moving along tonight, we're enjoying a young Spätburgunder after about a 60m decant.

Nose has dark fruits, plum, black cherry, wet iron, dried vine, dry soil, but wow that iron note is distinctive, almost sweet, interesting.

Palate is a little drying, dehydrated cherry, iron and minerally soil. A very long finish for a wine that's evolving more complexity with each sip.

I'm really getting into Baden-based winemakers. This is the premier vintage on this bottle. Future bottles should wait until 2022+

36hr Update: Palate has picked up significantly, bright cherry with a touch of raspberry on the finish. Iron note to the nose did not give up.
— 7 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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I have this lined up. Haven’t tasted in 2 years!

Rudolf Fürst

Tradition Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) 2016

Very Burgundy in style with strawberries & cream + a touch of herbs. Nice mouthfeel with polished tannins and red fruit, juicy acidity. Very nice balance with a lingering finish. This is much bette than expected, Pommard Village quality for a fraction of the price. — 2 days ago

Julia Bertran

Handwerk Spätburgunder 2016

Light, elegant spätburgunder (pinot noir), wild strawberries, great acidity — 19 days ago

Weingut Josef Walter

"J" Centgrafenberg Trocken Spätburgunder 2007

Lyle Fass

Great nose. Big leafy, cherry, opulent, earthy, wet earth, so much spicey complexity. Chestnut. Almost smells like a Barolo. Palate is high acid and very juicy with terrific balance and very pure. Like any Walter wine it needs an hour but wow is it all there. Supple, wispy tannins. Huge finish. So precise. Very gamey and very mineral. So savory. What a wow like texture. — 8 days ago

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Becker Landgraf

J2 Gau-Odernheimer Spätburgunder 2015

Perhaps the lightest-colored Pinot I’ve poured. Floral, perfumed, light-bodied but with nice acidity and cranberry, rhubarb, blood-orange notes. Some tomato leaf notes, a little green peppercorn. Very subtle, even compared to Burgundy. Spätburgunder has not seen the last of me. Solid QPR. SommSelect. — 2 days ago

Weingut Leon Gold

Spätburgunder Wanne 2016

Lyle Fass

This is 16 despite the label. Awesome nose. Big cherry fruit, some sweet oak, mint, soil tones, and just an amalgam of intense fruit. Really elegant and juicy with lithe silky tannins and such purity. Terrific structure and top notch finesse. Amazing purity and elegance. Long finish and very chewy. I think needs 3-4 years and/or a 3 hour decant. Terrific focus and freshness. Stunning balance. Awesome. Lovely stuff. — a month ago

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@Lyle Fass Does this mean you're beginning to feel better finally?
Lyle Fass

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Yes. And now I fly back tomorrow. Oh well. Missed 12 appts. Will get samples sent.
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Get some rest, it's late.


Rotwein Trocken Spätburgunder 2015

Lyle Fass

What a value. Pure, fresh fruit on the nose. Citrus, slate, red cherries, mandarin orange, some spice. Lovely. Palate is ripe and even rich with zesty citrus and floral flavors with barley there tannins and so juicy. German Glou Glou. — a day ago

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Weingut Josef Walter

Hundsrück Trocken Spätburgunder ,,J" 2012

This is unknit right now. Baby Hercules. Nose is still a bit woody. But if you peer under the covers it has it all. Dense fruit. Spice. Acidity. Length. Clings to the palate. Awesome texture. A thing of beauty. This rating is a low end of what this should be. The freshness of this wine given the density is astounding. Crazy dense length. Like squint your eyes in disbelief length. It should be epic in 2-3 years. One if the great vineyards of Europe. Old school. Bought from fass selections. — 19 days ago

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Julia Bertram

Dernauer Spätburgunder 2016

En pinot efter mit hjerte! Yndefuld, æterisk, balanceret... — 17 days ago

Weingut Bernhard Huber

Bienenberg R GG Spätburgunder 2008

German Pinot Night - Huber has his own oak forest which he uses for his barrels - so he does not use American Oak as one of the reviews suggested. Much more fruit than E&M. A lot of folks loved this wine for me too much fruit but still an excellent wine. Orange zest - lime - plenty of tannins. This has 5-10 year left. Green tea - tart apples 🍏 and hint of cherry. Not imported to the US - suitcase Import. — a month ago

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