- 2002 Leopold Schätzle Bombacher Sommerhalde Spätburgunder Rotwein trocken - Germany, Baden (7/11/2006)
Very dark for the grape. The nose is very sweet as, indeed, most German Spätburgunders seem to be. There is vegetation, some rather dark toned fruit, and some savoury bitter scents, but little earthiness and no minerality. The palate is also sweetly fruity, it does have 6g/l RS, and is rather full bodied, has adequate acidity and is balanced. It has a nicely savoury aftertaste with a bit of minerality peeking through. I rather liked it though I would prefer more earth and rocks. But at nearly 19€ per bottle I'll pass.
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Being badly lactose intolerant I miss cheeses very much. I went to a cheese counter today and asked for some aged cheeses which are lactose free. Much to my surprise, I was told that they have one called Majorero from Spain which is lactose free but soft!!!! I had to try it. I still don't have an upset stomach, so I guess the unfamiliar person at the counter was right: this is lactose free though soft! It's a nice creamy cheese, reminiscent of Murcia but not so oily in consistency. I also had some old Gouda. With such cheeses what could be better than good, artisanal Cider or Lambic beer?
A recent arrival at our pathetic excuse for an alcohol shop, Alko-monopoly, is the Domaine de la Galotière 2004, AC Cidre Pays d'Auge. I took that in the hope that it would be like some of the Basque ciders I've tasted: drier than the Sahara, intensely acidic. Well, it wasn't. The scent was what I expected: earthy, with a savoury, metallic tinge to it - honest stuff. But the taste was sweet (40 g/l RS), lacking in acid, pedestrian. It did work well enough with the cheeses and was a nice enough drink, but I'll have to say I was a bit disappointed. Maybe that is just because I haven't had many French Ciders? Are they all like this?