No matter which region, we wanted to taste some great wines. And we were lucky in our selection.
Do you know wines from Würtemberg? Also many German wine lovers don't. For a long time Würtemberg was known for easy-drinking, simple wines. But Würtemberg is the most important region for Lemberger, the grape variety which is called Blaufränkisch in Austria. And some of the wines from Würtemberg are just as good as the Blaufränkisch. The most probably best producer for Lemberger is Rainer Schnaitmann which produces also some other fantastic wines from Schwarzriesling and Spätburgunder. The Schnaitmann 2014 Lämmler Lemberger Großes Gewächs is a full-bodied, balanced and elegant wine with aromas of white pepper, plaka and red and black fruit and reminds us of a great Rhone wine. 18.5/20 points.
The Vincent Paris 2012 Cornas La Geynale has amarena, white pepper, plaka and cherries and is full-bodied, perfect structured with a lot of polished tannin, slightly animalic and elegant. 19/20 points.
The Avignonesi 2003 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grandi Annate is a great wine from Tuscany with a powerful nose of violets and other blossoms and is full-bodied, dense and balanced. It has much soft tannin and is a light sweetness. 18.5/20 points.
For the Caymus 2012 40th Anniversary you need a big glass like the Zalto Burgundy. It boost out of the glass with cake batter, cassis, amarena, cherries, butter and elder. It has a opaque purple colour and is full-bodied, sweet, fresh and dense. It has a long finish and a perfectly structure with a lot of Recioto sweetness on the palate. Now it has a perfect ripeness. Although the Caymus Special Selection is a great wine, the 40th Anniversary is a step more perfect. 20/20 points.