Tuesday, September 15, 2015

2013 Baden Spätburgunder Grosses Gewächs

As with other regions, in Baden the 2013 Spätburgunder Grosse Gewächse showed great inconsistency. The late Bernhard Huber nailed every wine (big surprise!) as did Bercher with the one wine that I tasted, and Salwey for the most part showed well (there’s one wine I’m not reviewing here). But as with many producers in other parts of Germany, there were too many wines from producers who still don’t get it that oak, alcohol, and extraction/artificial concentration should not be the goals for Pinot Noir.

As in other regions, I'm only reviewing here the best wines. I'll subsequently give a list of other Spätburgunder Grosse Gewächse that I thought not good enough to review. (Continue reading here.)