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High Acid 2010 from Germany and longevity

by Kelly Young » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:29 pm

Am I right in my thinking that many of the better producers high acid 2010s might be well set for the long haul? Or are they just out of balance and will always be so? Any thoughts would be appreciated, though I should note I already went crazy (for me) today on that vintage.
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Re: High Acid 2010 from Germany and longevity

by David M. Bueker » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:05 pm

Actually, unless you really like acid I would drink sooner rather than later. Sugar fades faster than acid tames.
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Re: High Acid 2010 from Germany and longevity

by Kelly Young » Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:52 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Sugar fades faster than acid tames.


Apologies for pulling this from the deep dark past.

You know this has been rattling around in my brain since you posted this. A long time I know. I think I have a handle on it but then I think I don't. Did you mean that high acid vintages/wines need enough "stuffing" to surround them to make them last the long haul? I think that's what you meant.

In any case, I know it's only 4 years from vintage but the 2010s that I've been starting to open have been stunning. I'm beginning to think I should have gone even longer on the lot of 'em. the 2010 Weins-Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett I popped a couple of weeks back was flavor jetting out in all directions. I think the bottle cost me $18.
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Re: High Acid 2010 from Germany and longevity

by David M. Bueker » Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:29 pm

I am not surprised that the 2010s would be really tasty now.

I am more worried about 20 years down the road. Some of the 1994s are showing great while others are harshly acidic. Same goes for the 1996s. The wines were sweeter in 2010 (mega-ripe grapes), so that will likely help.
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