What deal did Kühn have to make with the weather gods to get pinot noir to 15% alcohol in the Rheingau? It wasn't worth it, to my mind, given the porty, ultra-late-harvest notes that are paired, unfortunately, with stinky barrel smells. It's not bad, exactly, and my wife and I finished our glasses, but I just don't understand Spätburgunder's existence. Fair+.
Paso Robles meets the Rheingau! A dark dark 15% pinot with plenty of fruit and oak. Unexpected, but sort of fun. Well done for the style and in a good spot after 9 years. The alcohol is noticeable and the tannins haven't disappeared, so still not for the faint of heart.
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