Just a quick glance at this one. Still show plenty of sweetness in the sugary sense so it hasn't integrated completely. Seemed a but round and next to a Donhoff the lower acidity of this wine was clear. Still probably better when the sugar integrates but very tasty.
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(Muller-Catoir Muss Etels Kabinett) Germany/Austria
Last night I was invited to listen.
Not to taste or comment but just to listen.
The immediacy of attending a symphony in silence is an event that has captured the spirit of an era and of an audience for generations. It is a timeless exercise that can be appreciated in recorded form but only "physically" experienced in person. In one of the world's supreme acoustic halls, you hear every pluck, every note as an individual within the brilliance of the whole and the sum seems to resonate off of every hair as it stands on end during a crescendo. That was my experience last night and the treat was Smetana - my ears are still full of the moment.
When Smetana created Die Moldau (and Ma Vlast), his goal was to create a pictorial sense of Bohemian pride through music - a sense of nationalism that would prop up his homeland (now the Czech Republic) and the monarchs of his era. That notion lead me to our hobby and the renewed sense of pride in a resurgent Austrian and German wine industry, both at the precipice of the namesake river and her tributaries of wild water.
This set of specials arrived in the middle of the night (last night in my email) and it seemed appropriate to offer them while the music was still ringing loudly...
You can't go wrong with any of these - they are from top vintages at terrific prices, about the same as in their homeland (or less):
ONE SHIPMENT ONLY at this price - we cannot get an additional shipment at this price: