Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Pronounced ripe red to dark cherry, dark plum and anise aromas rise from the glass trailed by light scorched earth, dried herbs and spice. Medium bodied the palate has a core of ripe dark cherry and plum fruit which is underpinned by dried herbs, forest floor, spice and a dash of sour cherries. Very well integrated tannins have a polished feel and together with nicely balanced acidity form the framework. Finishes with a savoury aftertaste.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Starts off in stainless steel then goes to oak barrel. Man, I like good German pinot noir. Something bony and direct about it, but pleasure giving nonetheless. Pfalz does a good job when at the apex. K Ruprecht sits in that zone. Just add saumagen.
Strong and vivacious bouquet of ripe cherries, tomato leaf, faint clove, lots of floral character. Crisp acidity and crunchy tannins, juicy cherry juice, pomegranate touches, just delightful with a mix of sweet and pleasingly sour flavours jostling. Touches all the pleasure zones and describes itself in fine wine paradigms. A coup! Drink 2019-2024.
Mike Bennie – The Wine Front