weekend wines – week 24 – 2017


I decided to keep the riesling theme for this (again) hot weekend, but this time with a little higher niveau. First a little ‘industrial’ Prosecco (superiore!) – finely refreshing when very cold. The 2009 Niederhauser Klamm wine of von Racknitz was just a delicious wine – both depth and interest. Particularly the extra couple of years age versus the 2011 von Winning Paradiesgarten gave the Racknitz the edge today – the 2011 was seemingly the better wine, but still with that modest spritz that I associate with young Germans. Both very yum!

2000 Clos des Lambrays
The last from my six-pack, and whilst bought on release and professionally stored for the first 10 years, they have been exceedingly variable – the last bottle was pants, but this was lovely – all the better to remember it by. Complex, a little meaty – open and tasty. Delicious? – nearly – but tasty? yes!
Rebuy – No if nothing else because of its infuriating variability…

2007 Mugneret-Gibourg, Bourgogne
Wow – really in a great place – less complex but more overtly giving and delicious than the Lambrays. The nose has a purity of fruit and flowers that this wine has only previously hinted of. In the mouth too, there is balance with lovely texture, deliciously sweet and fresh red fruit and a simply moreish flavour profile – bravo!
Rebuy – Yes

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 2 responses to “weekend wines – week 24 – 2017”

  1. Mike Golub21st June 2017 at 4:10 pmPermalinkReply

    2007 Mugneret-Giboursg Bourgogne1
    Reby where you are but not in the USA!

  2. Markydb21st June 2017 at 5:22 pmPermalinkReply

    Agree completely and frankly, right now every 2007 red Burgundy I have and was warned away from years ago is showing well if not wonderfully well, from Bourgogne to grand cru and from every climat I have. I have no idea how long this will continue, but I intend to find out.

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