JJ Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2007

JJ Prum is one of Mosel’s leading wineries and there’s a little bit of anticipation in opening one of this producer’s bottles.  This particular wine was sourced at auction, and presented as quite developed.  A yellow gold in colour, it opens to aromas that remind of lemon and has a lactic overlay.  The palate isContinue reading “JJ Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2007”

In search of trocken; Reichsrat von Buhl Trocken Riesling Pfalz 2014

There is a word to be coined to describe the combination of despair, resignation and exasperation that is the discovery that a German wine that you thought would be dry, is in fact is off dry or defiantly  sweeter than that.  Let’s run with trockened.  The fear of trockening (sorry, I did say I wouldContinue reading “In search of trocken; Reichsrat von Buhl Trocken Riesling Pfalz 2014”

Weingut Bernard Huber Malterdinger Pinot Noir 2013

Part of studying for the MW means tasting random wines from time to time, and then realising that entire industries are built around what ostensibly appeared an excursion along a less well trodden path.  Even this German pinot noir from Baden – and normal people have tuned out long before the subregion of Baden isContinue reading “Weingut Bernard Huber Malterdinger Pinot Noir 2013”

A couple of Chileans; Luis Felipe Edwards Rosé 2016 and Viña Maipo Vitral Reserva Carmenere 2015

I see only a light offering of Chilean wine in Australia. Neither a benchmark (think France, Italy, Germany) nor different enough from local offerings to carve out a niche perhaps. Chilean Carmenere I think however can present a delicious, very well priced BBQ wine, and lacks the sharp edges and clunky acid that can beContinue reading “A couple of Chileans; Luis Felipe Edwards Rosé 2016 and Viña Maipo Vitral Reserva Carmenere 2015”

Dr Loosen Riesling Kabinett 2012 Graacher Himmelreich

Incomprehensible German wine labelling laws aside, I should drink more German riesling.  This is a very typical example of a good quality Mosel Cabinet riesling from Dr. Loosen.  Its aromatics are very attractive, with expressions of white florals, stones and lemon rind.  The palate is off-dry, perhaps even medium-dry at a pinch, but well balancedContinue reading “Dr Loosen Riesling Kabinett 2012 Graacher Himmelreich”

JJ Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett Riesling 2011

JJ Prum’s wines rarely disappoint, and this wine is no exception.  From the Mosel, the 2011 vintage of the Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett has delicate aromatics of stone, lemon and lemon rind.  Its palate is off dry, framed by high acid and its delicate aromatics carry through to the palate.  There is a lovely harmony andContinue reading “JJ Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett Riesling 2011”