German wines and Burgundy with friends

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Howard Cooper
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German wines and Burgundy with friends

Postby Howard Cooper » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:41 pm

Last night, had dinner with friends. We had

Zilliken 1994 Saarburger Rausch Kabinett - beautiful wine. Incredibly elegant. Very young for a 22 year old wine.

Schaefer, 2005 Graacher Domprobst Spatlese - also really liked this one. Richer than the Zilliken and more powerful. Maybe without the weightless quality of the Zilliken, but very nice also.

Moreau-Naudet 2000 Chablis Valmur - kind of rich for a Chablis, but perhaps with not enough minerals or acid. Still a very nice wine.

Ramonet 2014 CM Morgeot - Wow. What an impressive young wine. Really powerful but with good acidity.

Truchot 2004 MSD Clos Sorbes - Perfectly mature right now. Not a rich wine, not much color. Classic Truchot. Beautiful fruit, very elegant. Wonderful wine.

Truchot 2003 Charmes Chambertin - Still young. Quite spicy. This is something special. Need time to fully mature, but an incredible wine even now.

Rossignol Trapet 2001 Latricieres Chambertin - It is rare in my experience for a Burgundy to taste good next to a Truchot. Most taste a bit harsh and simple in comparison. But this really held its own. Not in the same style at all as the Truchots. Powerful, with still just a bit of tannin, wonderful wine.

Kerpen 1990 WS Eiswein - Nice rebuttal to people who think Eisweins should all be drunk young. Still has the wonderful acidity that 1990s have always had. Rich, precise. Honeyed. Really nice.

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