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May 5, 2009 at 3:41pm
Added May 5, 2009 at 3:39pmWas this wine used in a Bourguignon? It's not red. A possible identity mixup? Also the price listed is about 10 times the ex-domain price, giving more credence to this supposition.
May 5, 2009 at 3:37pm
Added May 5, 2009 at 3:37pmPurchased at Weinhaus Porn, Bernkastel. Awkward and lacking life; undoubtedly enjoyed at the wrong time.
Apr 10, 2009 at 3:01pm
Kerpen Wehl Sonn Kab 2007Compare and Buy
Average Price: $32.49
Added Mar 26, 2009 at 6:16pm3/26/2009: 2007 Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese * and Auslese *** Auction - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (3/25/2009) TN:2007 Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese * Auction (Versteigerungswein) Bernkasteler Ring Auction 2008 AP 2 576562 18 08; 9.0 pabv. Imported via Ewald Moseler Selections/Mitchell Wines, Portland, OR. Estimated costs: 6 bottles @ € 9.5 (US $14.25) plus US $4.26 (exchange fees and shipping)= $18.51 plus $4.00 per bottle UPS fees $18.51 wholesale; $27.77/750 ml estimated retail value at 33.3 percent markup on selling cost 120x 750 ml bottles produced; 6 bottles thought to be imported into the United States. Moderately strong straw-green (chlorophyll-like) like most Kerpen wines of this style. Mint, lavender, baby powder, spun sugar, transparent apple, hint of unleavened bread on the nose. Very firm acids on entry with a delicate floral impression; lissome body; sugar almost hidden under the acid but there's plenty of residual there, I think. Lime and a little peach on the finish. This wine is still a little rustic and has a touch of roughness, but will come together, I believe, with a little more time. Plenty of flavor and plenty of complexity and stylishness. 89-91/100. Note that these wines were perforce tasted within a week of shipping receipt, so this is a conservative score. By the third day a pleasant and promising hint of Prüm-like yeastiness and a nice vibrancy and integration, playing off the lime and lime-peel, have started to show. TN:2007 Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese *** Auction (Versteigerungswein) Bernkasteler Ring Auction 2008. AP 2 576562 24 08; 8.5 pabv; imported via Ewald Moseler Selections/Mitchell Wines, Portland, OR. Estimated Costs 6x 375 ml bottles purchased @ €14.00 (US $21.00each) plus US $4.26 (exchange fees and shipping)= $25.26 plus $4.00 per bottle UPS fees. $25.26 wholesale; $37.89 retail value at 33.3 percent markup on selling cost. 60 x 375 ml produced; 6 x 375 ml thought to have been imported into the United States Color may even be a little lighter than the Spätlese, but the same shade of green; heavier-bodied, of course. Strong unleavened bread scent, with honey, peach and mango; has a decided yeast note. Plenty of honey and soaring acid on entry; some citrus on the mid-palate; fairly well integrated for such a powerful wine. Enough botrytis to have been called a Beerenauslese, but not as sweet and sticky as would earn that title. The numbers are there, though, I'd bet. So is plenty of deftness on its feet for such a big wine. Very long finish that summarizes all of the above, with predominating honey and tartness. Needs some time to be adequately judged. 90-92/100. This is again a tasting within the first week after arrival, and so conservative. On the third day, the reductive yeast notes and the honey/apricot scents have melded to create something finer than at first. The acids and the sweetness are firm but balanced, and a neat bitter lime-peel sneaks in to the finish to bring about better integration. Both of these will be stunning beauties at the price I paid for them--about $22.50 and $43.90 INCLUDING SHIPPING, respectively.
Apr 10, 2009 at 2:58pm
Added Apr 6, 2007 at 12:00amTN: Martinez 1994 Vintage Porto, 20 pabv; Gibbs World Wide Wines, Detroit, MI; (313) 921-6581; (313) 886-0670. Allied Beverage Gorup, Ltd; Woodinville, WA 98072. Purchased at retail on release for $50/750 ml in 1996. UPC 85219-14625. Current WineSearcher retail $66-80.As an experiment this was opened as an Easter communion wine for Trinity Episcopal Church, Troy, OH. Opened on Good Friday to give it a chance to oxygenate properly by the time of the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night.Regular-length (not as long as I expected) cork came out cleanly and with good flexibility with minimal staining. Fairly dark purple in center with tawny (warm brown-green) edge having made some progress in fading. Considerable sheeting. Initially very 'dark' plummy, almost prune-like scent with quite smoky, generous, deep, (almost incense-like) nose; anise, tar, with flowery, ethereal high-tones just barely emerging. Tangy, medium-acidity port with a smooth fruitiness and very little sense of heat, if any. This is somewhere in the middle on sweetness, but there is good presence and some mild ripe tannins starting to emerge. Anise and a hint of mint with some strawberry or raspberry impressions in the midst of the dried plums.A wine with definite promise for its breed; currently pleasantly drinkable. Will follow for a few days to see where it heads ande gauge its promise for aging. 90-92/100__________________A votre santé,John Trombley