Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2007 Josef Walter Bürgstadter Centgrafenberg Spätburgunder “J” trocken. Total ‘wow’ wine. Whatever you think German Spätburgunder is, throw it out the window before you drink this wine. The closest thing to this that I remember tasting in the past is a 1999 LeRoy Bourgogne or an older Lafarge vilage. Completely transparent ruby red color, with a serious structure that makes me think “whole cluster” and cherry and tertiary flavors. Needs a little air to stretch its legs but sings thereafter. Made from a Grand Cru (Grosses Gewächs) vineyard but Herr Walter cannot call it that because he is not a member of the VDP. Mind blowing.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.