The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines

Day: 5 September 2019

Böheim – Ried Stuhlwerker 2017

Spicy, balsamic fruit with a juicy, ripe core. Prodigious structure, and rather woody tannins which need some more time to resolve, but the fruit is lovely.

Philipp Grassl – Ried Bärnreiser 2017

Chocolately, plummy, rather neutral tasting fruit, a bit soupy, over-extracted and covered by oak. There’s a hint of Zwiegelt on the nose, and fairly decent acidity, but overall this is trying a bit too hard.

Gerhard Pimpel – Zweigelt Ried Bärnreiser 2017

Pretty Zweigelt nose, with pippy strawberry aromas. Good fruit expression and decent acids, quite grippy but fairly nicely balanced. The joyful character of the variety is well preserved, there is length and lots to enjoy here.

Michael Auer – Ried Aubühl 2017

The fresh, fruity acids really lift this up, and the ripe raspberry and strawberry fruit sings loud and cloud. Quite grippy but there’s enough fruit to balance it. Drinking well now but can easily hold and probably improve for a Read more

Artner – Ried Aubühl 2017

Concentrated red berry fruit with quite grippy structure and a hint of mocha. The nose of perfurmed raspberry and plum is inviting, overall this is very well done – maybe a little primped and permed and international in style, but Read more