Tasted Tuesday, December 28, 2010 by GRAPE JUICE with 290 views
Was really last min that I joined the dinner. I have been in Wo Peng once and left with good memory as their food is certainly good, but reasonably price, the service is prompt but tonight was perfect, a young waitress is very attentive and friendly. All in all, another casual night of mine became special, with buddies, excellent wine and delicious food.
2009, a great vintage in Germany and I can see why though I have not tasted many of the 2009 German Riesling, be it dry / off-dry, the balance is extraordinary with great freshness, healthy pure fruits, mineral and dry extract that hard not to be something memorable.
A real treat to have aged red burg.
My very first Les Forts. Often, I heard the praise of Les Forts that it is the best 1st growth 2nd wines and while I have yet tasted Carruades to prove that statement, Les Forts is clearly a 3rd growth in quality, and from the 2006 that I have tasted, only Montrose and Pichon Baron can match up with the richness, structure and class that Les Forts could offer.
Donnhoff, need no introduction as all German Riesling lover will surely know this. My all time favorite after Egon Muller. The Kupfergrube is kinda rare in our group as we are fancy with their Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle / Oberhäuser Brücke. While the Norheimer Dellchen is also a great plot for Donnhoff, we know that our focus is not wide enough to cover others plot such as Kupfergrube, which is clearly a superior wine against the Dellchen tonight.
Australia indeed a country that produced one of the best fortified wines in the world, and all this gem remained undiscovered by the journalist / critics or so…. Many of the fortified using Solera system and some of the juice was dated back to 50yrs or even older. Give it a try if you happened to visit Swan Valley / Margaret River @ Perth or Rutherglen @ Victoria.