Mittwoch, 24. Juni 2009

Boku Heim midweek tasting

This weeks tasting included 2 wines with awards ... 

1. Urgesteinsriesling "Reipersberg" 2008 from Weingut Gschweicher - very good/delicious - €9,50
pale yellow hue, fruit forward style, peaches and apricot, shows very good underlying minerality on the nose, racy acid structure, lingering, very typical. (SALON 2009)

2. Wiener Gemischter Satz "Nussberg" 2008 from Weingut Zahel - very good/delicious - €11,50 (CH,PB,PG)
bright golden hue, exotic fruit basket, bourbon vanilla, hints of lychée, oak?? (maybe big barrels) but perfectly integrated, mellow style with good acid backbone, very balanced, lingering. (Wiener Landessieger 2009)
-- I actually guessed Pinot Gris ... not to bad ;-)

Freitag, 19. Juni 2009

as exams award ..

Exams weeks at Boku ... we just rewarded us with ...

1. Gelber Muskateller "Kroissberg" 2008 from Weingut Zahel - very good
fresh, very fruitforward, musky, lemon, lime flavors, green apples, very good acid structure, nice fruit on the palate, quite lean, lingering, refreshing summer wine, nice low in alcohol (11.5 %abv), opens up with more O2.

Dienstag, 16. Juni 2009

Boku Heim midweek tasting

Another week done at University and again we´ve tasted some interesting wines. 

1. Grüner Veltliner 2006 from Weingut Loimer - very good
minerally, ripe peach aromas on the nose, good acid structure, nicely matured.

2. Merlot "Galilée" 2000 from winery Yarden - good/very good (Israel)
very ripe, plums, bit hot, velvety texture, soft ripe tannins, good length, alc detectable on midpalate.

3. Sauvignon Blanc 2008 from Weingut Gschweicher - very good/delicious
still CO2 visible, pale yellow, pure gooseberry and lychée flavors, very good acid structure and perfectly balanced, multilayered, tobacco.

4. Gewürztraminer 2008 from Weingut Lentsch - very good/delicous
pure rose petals and lychée flavors, good acid structure, lingering, improves vastly with more O2, distinctive and typical.

5. Grüner Veltliner "Urkristall" 2008 from Weingut Gschweicher - good
very upfront fruit, ice bon bon, very fruitforward, lean style on style on palate, very good acid structure, easy drinking style, perfect terrace wine.

Dienstag, 2. Juni 2009

New virtual tours at KC

Just found out some new exciting things going on at Klein Constantia / Cape Town.
KC installed 2 brand new virtual tours. First one covering the vineyards, the second the main cellar activities.

If you would like to get an insiders view of the Klein Constantia winery, producer of the famous Vin de Constance, check out following link and enjoy the beauty of the South African wine lands.

By the way ... if you meet a bottle looking like this, do not hesitate to taste a sip ... Jane Austen said about this special wine: "just a sip is enough to cure the broken heart of a lady"