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2011 Friedrich Becker Spätburgunder Pfalz
11/15/2013 - Erikjay Likes this wine:
89 points
Similar to the 2010, perhaps lacking it's floral character. Lovely wine, great drinkability. The 'simpler' bottlings seem to get shorter time in barrel, which is nice.
  • egonx commented:

    7/22/14, 10:59 AM - Thanks for your points. I just want to add that this wine is the only Spätburgunder from Becker who has not been in a barrel at all.

  • egonx commented:

    5/19/15, 11:17 PM - I was mistaken. My source was from the weingut itself but I must have misunderstood. The information I can find online says the wine has been matured in large bottis (i.e. not small barrels). At the weingut I got explained to me that the difference between the Spätburgunder and the Spätburgunder "B" was that the later had been on small oak-barrels while the other not had been. I interpreted this as it had not seen wood at all which clearly is not the case.

    In 2 months I will go there again and this time and try to understand better. I love the wines.

  • egonx commented:

    5/20/15, 12:16 PM - I just read on the bottle. And opened it. =D

    Vierzehn monatige Reifung in grosen und kleinen Eichenfässern.

    I will go and stand in a corner and drown my sorrows with this wine.

2010 Francesco Rinaldi e Figli Barolo Cannubi Nebbiolo
10/5/2014 - guitarkim wrote:
This one gave almost nothing on the nose and palate, even after a long decant.

Put away, for a looooong time...
  • egonx commented:

    2/13/15, 2:44 AM - Do you think it has potential to open up? Wines seldom goes from "nothing" to wonderful.

White - Sparkling
2006 Diebolt-Vallois Champagne Grand Cru Fleur de Passion Brut Chardonnay
9/17/2013 - honest bob wrote:
92 points
Jura, Puligny Montrachet and Champagne; 9/8/2013-9/20/2013: I note to my surprise that CT members have already been buying this: It was served to us today as a preview of a wine not yet commercially available. Much brighter, more forward and exciting than the 2005, with superb racy acidity and a robust but beautifully crafted mineral structure. And the oak wasn't as obvious. A great future in store. 92P(?)
  • egonx commented:

    9/19/13, 11:50 AM - It is availible in Sweden. I have a couple of bottles.

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