Red

2015 Jean Stodden Ahrweiler Rosenthal Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs

Spätburgunder

  • Germany
  • Ahr
Drink between 2018 - 2025 (Edit)
CT93.2 5 reviews
2015
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Derek Darth Taster wrote: 93 points

    October 6, 2019 - Pinot Noir theme dinner at Maison Dakota. Tasted blind. Drank in Grassl Cru.
    Appearance is clear, pale intensity, ruby going garnet colour. Legs.
    Nose medium+ intensity, with lovely aromas of exotic perfume, violets, Satsuma plum, emerging earth, layer of sweet oak enveloping. Some underlying animal meat funk. Developing.
    On the palate, dry, high acidity, medium alcohol (13%), medium tannins, medium body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of sweet toasty oak, sweet Satsuma plums, sweet red cherries, gentle sweet spice. Long finish.
    Very good quality. Nose better than palate. Very ripe with lots of fruit sweetness but feels distinctly Old World. I was guessing maybe 2012/2013 German Spatburgunder - ?Pfalz or Baden. Oak still needs to integrate. But good materiale.
    When revealed to be a 2015 - we were thinking possibly some premature ageing ?slight heat damage for this bottle. Ripe vintage is true though.
    From the Rosenthal Grosse Lage site in the town of Ahrweiler which is in Germany's northernmost wine region of Ahr.
    Ahhhh! And I was guessing south haha.

  • Collector1855 wrote: 92 points

    October 6, 2019 - Had this on two occasions now. First showing was stellar with bright red fruit with spices, rose petals. Really great aroma and energy. Textbook Pinot, 94, second showing showed more heat and cooked fruit, lots of oak, a bit too hot for me, may be not the best bottle (91).

  • Cailles wrote: 95 points

    July 24, 2019 - My first Stodden and if they‘re all that good, I should to start cellaring a few bottles. Medium complexity but so well made, so fresh, clean and sexy. For me the best Pinot Noir that night (although at least the Hudelot Noellat Richebourg 2011 will certainly surpass it one day as it is far more complex but not yet fully ready).

    TN: Intense, precise, classic nose with some red berries but lots of stems, earth, smoke, herbs as well as some meaty notes. Wonderful on the palate with sweet pure fresh strawberry core, minerality, smoke, stems, a touch of spices. Perfect sturcture with ultra-fine tannins and a good freshness, light and round, so elegant but at the same time with a good intensity and texture and above all a very good precision. Good length.

    Decanting: Not decanted, no decant needed. Will certainly develop further complexity but why wait when it‘s that good?

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  • sirpat007 Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 23, 2019 - Smoke, animal flavours (dried meat), fresh green herbs and a surprisingly perfumed fruit of sour cherry. Lots of fresh acidity and bright, linear fruit on the palate. Light structure. Over time more earthy notes. Reminded me a lot of a Gantenbein!

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  • Henman wrote: 91 points

    August 25, 2018 - Funky and earthy aromas on the nose. Medium bodied, smooth with some red fruit and a funky aspect. I thought this was much older in the blind tasting. A great quaffer.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Jean Stodden
  • Varietal Spätburgunder
  • Designation Großes Gewächs
  • Vineyard Ahrweiler Rosenthal
  • Country Germany
  • Region Ahr
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 13 (93%)
  • Consumed 1 (7%)

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