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Freiherr von Gleichenstein – 27/02/2012

Muller Thurgau 2010 trocken
A delicate pear and Asian spice nose with a pleasant and refreshing finish on the palate.

Muller Thurgau Feinherb 2009
Riper and richer fruit characters, but tremendous balance and savoury qualities.

Weissburgunder Kabinett Trocken 2011
There is a nice sharpness and a spritzy clean and dry palate, good ripeness and a slight malolactic edge.

Grauburgunder Spatlese Trocken 2010
Very concentrated and vibrant with good intensity and integrity, with a slight savoury bitterness on the edge of the palate.

Baron Louis Spatlese Trocken Grauburgunder 2010
100% barrel fermented, has a distinct orange and lemon pith aroma, and a candied peel flavour on the palate.

Spatburgunder 2010
Aromatic but not obvious, with everything in balance and nothing to displease.

Eichberg Spatburgunder 2010
Softer and more voluptuous structure, with broader and silkier tannins, but lacks structure and interest.

Premium Spatburgunder 2008
A smoky meaty and volatile hoisin nose, with opulence and tightness at the same time.

Baron Phillip Spatburgunder 2007
100% new barrique matured, wonderful in spite of some strange aromatics.

Taking barrel tasting samples

Taking barrel tasting samples

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Weingut Salwey – 28/02/2012

2010 Weisburgunder wines
All quite rich and ripe in their pear and melon characteristics, with some delicate texture from barrel and lees contact.

2010 Grauburgunders
A subtle savoury creaminess which reminded me of freshly boiled pasta from the colander.

2010 Henkenberg Grosses Gewachs wines
Had better balanced and integration but will continue to improve in the bottle.

Reserve Spatburgunder Weissherbst 2010
An interesting barrel fermented rosé style wine which had too much going on for a rosé made from pinot noir.

Spatburgunder wines
2009 wines had great combinations of bright red fruits and savoury earthiness, good mid-palate structure and a clean long finish, whereas the 2010 wines were much deeper and tighter in the tannins and will take longer to open up.

Konrad Salwey

Konrad Salwey

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Weingut Bercher – 28/02/2012

Weissburgunders Spatlese Trocken 2010
Slightly more texture and a green vegetal component.

Schlossgarten Grauburgunder Kabinett Trocken 2011
Very delicate and yet sharp and bright, and is more in the Italian pinot grigio style.

Feuerberg Grauburgunder Spatlese Trocken 2010
Bolder and fuller on the palate, with a little more texture but still fairly grigio in style.

Chardonnay 2010
Classically varietal in style; great peach and nectarine fruit, good acid and texture balance, light and fresh yet not simple.

Spatburgunder 2009
Typical light style of pinot noir, with fresh red fruits and acidity, god flavour but little longevity.

Barrique Spatburgunder 2008
Less is most definitely more in Baden, as for the second time the fruit was totally obscured by oak and appeared dull and lifeless.

Feuerberg Spatburgunder Grosses Gewachs 2009
Much denser and more concentrated, with fuller flavour and texture and much better balance, and a mellow silkiness to finish.

Next to some large casks in the cellars of Weingut Bercher

Next to some large casks in the cellars of Weingut Bercher

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