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Tasting Notes for Der Weingelehrte

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Red
Ziereisen continues to live up to reputation here. Clean, linear representation of Syrah. Mineral verve. Fruit is intense, but lifted. Really punches through. Nicely balanced. Touch of sage and only a hint of that Syrah meaty character. Formidably structured. I'd expect this to age well.
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Red
Drinking extremely well. Reflects the ripe vintage, but still very balanced. No sign of decline, could sit for a few more years.
Red
2010 Tenor 1:1 Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Removed from professional storage. Drinking well, certainly in a good spot now. Crowd favorite at thanksgiving. Fairly youthful and should easily hold well for another 5++ years if cellared properly.
Red
Removed from professional storage. Certainly developed, but still in a nice spot to drink right now. Dried red fruits, black tea notes. I would not hold this any longer however.
Red
Beautiful nose on this wine. When I started out in wine I drank and collected a lot of CdP. Not so much these days as my palate has shifted, but this is certainly a pretty example. Happy to drink it.
Red
Pretty, tinge of blue fruit, but still comes off elegant. Nice midweek drinker. Better in a couple years, but no compelling argument to sit on it either. Qpr.
White
Pure citrus intensity is the overwhelming theme here. Lime zest, mandarin, subtle lemon-pith bitterness. Linear and direct. Floral with honesuckle and chamomile. Hint of sichuan peppercorn. Savory reductive note. Very nice showing.
Red
Very much accessible. Mix of black and ripe red fruits. Red plum, dried cherries & blackberry. Very floral - red and purple flowers, dried but intense. Sweet oak spices, now well integrated. Bramble. Plenty of tertiary elements on display - subtle leathery character, savory, forest mushroom, toasted pepper. A lot of dusty, resolved tannin - very textural wine. Sufficient amount of acidity to hold the show together and propel the finish.

Would love to see a bit more delineation and focus, but that seems to be 2006 in general. Ready to play - can’t see much upside to continued cellaring.
Red
Informal, mid-week burgundy zoom.

Pop and pour. Oak somewhat prominent on opening - but yes, it's young.

2015 richness and depth very much on display. Bing cherry and red plum. Subtle herbality lurking around the edges. Round, viscous, but no loss of texture - fine grained tannins and well-balanced acidity... Lingering tannins. Still delicate, but has an attitude. Enjoyable.

Admittedly a fan of the H. Lignier style - that said, I'd guess this will be at its best over the next 3-5 years. But could certainly surprise if stored well. Maybe open one with the '15 Clos de la Roche in 2032(ish).
White
Pop and pour for lunch with sushi.

Full, enveloping nose of green apple and lemon. Neither austere nor flabby. Subtle, well-judged oak application. Chamomile and an understated savoriness. Balanced acidity, round, and eminently drinkable. No extremes. Occupying the middle ground with panache. Quite enjoyable.

Look forward to seeing how these bottles develop over the next few years. A lot of value with this producer.
Red
This week’s bottle for the our virtual Burgundy group tasting. Opened 3 hour prior, initially red flowers and some tertiary, aged aromas that blew off in the first hour or so.

Delineated and precise red fruit aromas. Dried cherries, cherry balsam, dried cranberries. Purity of fruit on display here. The vintage’s ripeness is certainly evident, but impeccably balanced with a linear, mineral core that supports an extended finish. Developing sous bois elements round this wine out beautifully. Structurally robust - elevated acidity and plenty of tannin that has yet to fully resolve. Long distance runner. Strong showing.
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White
Reductive, curry leaf nose. Savory edge. Citric minerality - sharp lemon tang. Acidity is high, but overall things meld nicely. Subtle toasted oak, vanillin. Autolytic richness rides the acidic spine to a long finish. Pretty.
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Red
Nice bottle, certainly displays the vintage, showing darker fruit vs the red fruited character I normally find here. Nonetheless, vineyard signature is there. Plenty of freshness. Dark cherry, sous bois, mineral cut. Great value as always.
Red
Nice dried fruit character emerging, this bottle already showing some tertiary character. Cherry, dried blueberry. Leather. Plenty of tannin and acidity - no problem holding well for a decade or two.
White
Minerality. Linear, precise. Intense lemon, under-ripe orchard fruit. Some sponty aromas. Acid for days. Nice.
White
Impressive. Wears its age very well. Orchard fruit, dried lemon, very floral. Unmistakably Albarino.
Red
Solid wine for the category. Fairly linear, veers toward the darker fruit end of the spectrum. Tannin. Obviously young, shows tension, wouldn't open any additional bottles for at least 3 years.
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Red
Intense, delineated nose. Pomegranate balsam, dried raspberries, cherry liquer, orange peel. Herbal sous bois character. Cedarwood. Forest floor. Anise. Love the linear precision here.
Red
Crushed strawberry, cherry. Sous bois and mint character. Savory tarragon element. Elegant, effusive nose.
Red
Fresh blackberries and blueberries. Bramble. Apparent oak on opening, integrates with air. Hint of mint, vanilla, clove. Young, nice wine.
White - Sparkling
Impressive. Plush delicate fruit - apple, orange blossom, under-ripe pear. Gorgeous autolytic character providing lovely creaminess, brioche. Clean, lingering finish.
Red
In a nice place now. Red fruit dominant with ample minerality and a sous bois character. Integrated oak. Highly perfumed, balanced.
Red
Showed quite well. 2009 vintage definitely left its mark - ripeness is there, but this was showing much more freshness and aging potential than some critics seemed to portend there would be at 10 years of age. These wines are always built for the long haul.
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White
Gorgeous lemon, orchard fruit. Appropriate reductive element rounding things out, well applied oak - not sticking out at all. Really nice showing here.
Red
Showing great, has developed beautifully.
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White
Such a great value. Taught & linear - citrus and tart stone fruit. Acidity, density. Showing very little advancement for 5 years.
White
Premox alert!
Just opened 3 bottles - all oxidized. Given some of the other recent notes, definitely one to avoid acquiring at this point. If it's already in your cellar, open now and hope its still alive.
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Red
11/30/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
92 points
A lot of potential here, but needs a few more years to really begin to show itself.
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Red
1995 Château Trotanoy Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/25/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
94 points
Beautiful wine. In a great spot now, but not falling off the curve any time soon. Aromatics & elegance is the game here. Classic in style. Burgundian sensibilities.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
6/24/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
92 points
Still in great shape. Showing beautifully.
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White
6/7/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
92 points
Brief note. Aperitif shared with friends. Very pretty and on point. Vibrant. Showcase for excellent vintage. Wish I'd bought a full case for short term enjoyment.
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Red
2005 Louis Jadot Charmes-Chambertin Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
Still incredibly tight. Sliding my drinking window way out.
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White
5/12/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
94 points
Pretty gorgeous stuff. Really showcases white stonefruits, lychee. Gorgeous finish. Fantastic demonstration of the versatility of riesling and its response to terroir.
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White
5/9/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
96 points
About as complete, deep, and comprehensive as you could expect Pinot Gris to get. Huge upside potential for the cellar.
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Red
7/9/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
91 points
Nice, approachable barbaresco. Classic aromatics and texture.
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Red
4/22/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
94 points
Still so young and tight, but a ton of upside potential. Definitely still closed and needs a lot more time. Great QPR, great example of Crozes
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Red
4/22/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
87 points
Bit thin and lacking in complexity. Odd pepper note on the nose
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White
4/22/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
91 points
Interesting expression. A lot of yogurt coming through on this.
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Red
4/14/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
94 points
Very pretty and floral Barolo. Bright cherry, anise/fennel, rose, tar, smashed raspberries, dried cranberries. Midweight, but highly structured. Plenty of upside cellaring potential.
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Red
Pretty, but definitely needs and deserves additional time.
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Red
4/14/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
95 points
Continues to show itself to be a spectacular wine with age. Beautiful, balanced ripeness is ever present in the wine. Blackberry, blueberry, leather, hint of smoke and pepper. This bottle direct from Fontodi's library stock. A roomful of somms blown away by how well this bottle was showing.

Does not express as much olive and dried/smoked meat as you might find in a comparable wine from the Northern Rhone (some folks liked that fact; I like really enjoy N. Rhone typicity as well as the character that this wine presents). That said, this is unmistakably Syrah - majority of folks in the room tasting this blind identified it as ripe vintage Hermitage or St. Joseph.
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Orange
4/14/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
92 points
From Magnum. Pretty stuff, be sure to give it plenty of time to unfold after opening. Definitely deserves a decant or at least plenty of air in the glass. Also, make sure its not too cold.

Creme brulee, toasted caramel, baked apple, honey, saffron, baked pear. Definitely influenced by some botrytis, but everything comes together beautifully.
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Red
4/5/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
91 points
Gorgeous, complex nose. Would like a little more density, intensity, and longer finish on the palate. All in all, a nice wine. Needs food.
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White
2015 Château Rieussec R Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
4/4/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
92 points
Classic bordeaux blanc showing here. All the elements playing together well and in proportion. Lime, pear, touch of vanilla. Creaminess and body supplied by Semillon with its Sauvignon counterpoint providing depth of aromatics and excellent structure. Nice texture nice finish. Delicious stuff and a strong effort. Great value
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Red
3/31/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
90 points
Interesting, balanced, and delicious. More serious than I was expecting
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White
3/31/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
92 points
Shows elegance, precision, and fine density. Nice representation of a rarely seen grape.
Rosé - Sparkling
3/31/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
93 points
Well balanced and complex. Good mix of some aged characteristics, but still bright and lively. Lots of tiny, crunchy red fruits.
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Red
Definitely over the hill. We'll see how the other bottles fare...
White
2/28/2017 - Der Weingelehrte wrote:
88 points
Interesting wine, be sure to give it time to open up. It was much more interesting on day 2 - flavors saw massive development and the color dropped several shades of gold.
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