2018 Gerd Anselmann Dornfelder


  • Germany
  • Pfalz
Drink between 2019 - 2021 (Edit)
CT87 3 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Snoot Doggie Dogg Likes this wine: 87 points

    February 27, 2021 - I heard or Dornfelder from the Great Courses lecture series, "The Everyday Guide to Wine", where it was billed as an easy-drinking German red worth trying. Evidently it was developed in the mid-1955 in W├╝rttemberg and is a hybrid of four grapes: pinot noir, Trollinger, Blauer Portugiser, and Blaufrankisch (Lemberger).

    Deep, dark purple in color, this wine is rather aromatic with dark blueberry notes mixed (strangely) with some sort of quasi-lemony zest that is hard to put a finger on. The nose is light and fruity overall, which is surprising for such a dark wine. Upon sipping one is met with a medium-bodied wine with moderately high acidity and almost nonexistent tannins. Quite fruity, there is quite a bit of cherry and blackberry along with noticeable vanilla from having been aged in oak (likely in barriques, given the region). It is a little sweet, as ostensibly they left a bit of residual sugar in the fermentation. The finish is clean, though it does leave a lingering sugariness that tends to build up after a while.

    Following the advice of some of the other reviewers I tried chilling this and I have to agree: it did improve quite a bit when enjoyed cooler, and it made the sugar a bit less apparent. I could see this, then, being a great choice for an easy drinking picnic wine for a hot day.

    Overall not a bad wine. I'm not generally keen on sweet wines so I'd like to try a dryer version of this. But perhaps someone newer to wines who looks for sweeter offerings would appreciate this as a bridge into the world of red wines; it is a bit sweet but not coyishly so.

  • iByron Likes this wine: 88 points

    July 13, 2020 - Deep and dark glass-clinging blackish red. Inviting nose of blackberry and raspberry. Sweet-ish dark berry compote defines the full-bodied palate along with medium minus acidity and next to no tannins. Long, dark boysenberry finish. A true upgrade to the standard Dornfelder offerings out there. Full of flavor and weighty but still a nice easy drinking red. Perfect for that drinker who likes a touch of sweetness without going full on candy. Pair with hearty spicy dishes and hard cheeses. Drink now, well chilled.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Does not like this wine: 62 points

    March 5, 2020 - Little sweet

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer Gerd Anselmann
  • Varietal Dornfelder
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Germany
  • Region Pfalz
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 747505002626

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  • In Cellars 11 (29%)
  • Consumed 27 (71%)

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