Week 48: Weinhaus Schuh Dunkelfelder Meißner Klausenberg QbA 2010

Dark red in colour. In the nose plum, strawberry jam and a hint of pepper.

On the palate very soft and mouth filling with cherry, strawberry jam and a touch of caramel.

Nice extract. Full bodied, soft tannins and good acidity. Better structured than 2009.

An opulent wine. Best buy! Ten days drinkable after the bottle had been opened. Drink: 2012-2017.

Rating: 92 points.


Week 47: Finca Villacreces Pruno DO 2010

This blend (90% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) is dark red in colour with violet reflexes.

Flavours of banana, plum and chocolate intermixed with a hint of caramel and toast aromas.

On the palate very expressive with plum, cherry and caramel.

Medium to full bodied, astringent tannins and a long and intense finish. Good buy!

Five days drinkable after the bottle had been opened. Drink: 2015-2021.

Rating: 91 points.


Week 46: St. Urbans-Hof Saarfeilser Riesling Spätlese trocken Prädikatswein 2011

This Riesling is pale yellow in colour.

In the nose aromas of honey and riped apple.

On the palate apple, mineral aromas and racial acidity.

Full bodied, well-balanced and an ordinary aftertaste.

Still a bit reticent, but full of potential. Good buy!

Six days drinkable after the bottle had been opened. Drink: 2014-2021.

Rating: 92 points.


Week 45: Cantina Tramin Terminum Gewürztraminer DOC 2010

The 2010 Terminum Gewürztraminer is old golden in colour. An intense bouquet with raisin and rose.

On the palate very expressive, dense and intense with floral aromas, raisin and beautiful botrytis cinerea.

From the very first drop you realize that a great experience is waiting for you.

Full bodied, fabulous structured, fat and a long aftertaste. The following days even better.

Usually one would search in Sauternes for this quality. A big wine. Rare buy!

Ten Two drinkable after the bottle had been opened. Drink: 2013-2070.

Rating: 98 points.


Week 44: Santa Carolina Barrica Selection Syrah Gran Reserva 2008

The 2008 Santa Carolina Syrah Gran Reserva Barrica Selection is ruby in colour.

An intense bouquet with vanilla, plum, pepper and dark fruits.

In the mouth on the one hand soft with vanilla, cherry, leather and toast aromas, but on the other hand aggressive with astringent tannins.

The intensity increases from beginning to end. On the second day perfect balanced.

Medium bodied, very expressive and a long finish. Good buy!

Three days drinkable after the bottle had been opened. Drink: 2012-2018.

Rating: 90 points.