Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2014 Juliane Eller Alsheim Spätburgunder Juwel. This is SO awesome. This is a somewhat atypical Spätburgunder in that it really does remind one more of Burgundy than German Spät. Super finessed raspberry fruit, lemon zest, forest floor and towering structure and acid. Completely translucent ruby red color. This may come across a little shrill to some right now because the acid still needs to settle just a touch, but this wine shows just how amazing a wine maker Juliane Eller is. She captured that terroir without any distractions. In the context of German Spaetburgunder, I like this much better than the similarly lithe Enderle & Moll Liaison. In terms of Burgundy, this reminds me of a villages Volnay. Stunner.
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.