Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:From beyond!
2008 Koster-Wolf Albiger Schloss Hammerstein Cabernet Sauvignon Trocken.
Rheinhessen, $25 Cdn, 13.5% alc, AP# 4251 072-4209. Good natural cork, decanted one hour.
Medium ruby red, no sign of age. On the nose cassis, curranty but not all that forthcoming.
Initial entry thought is quite dry, needs more definition. Mature tannins, nice easy type drinker. Has good structure, red fruits but not overly fruity. Better on day 2, showed some green peppers but maybe if I had had a fellow taster might have got more from this?
Have to wonder how much cab sauv is produced in Germany.
I had this one at a tasting in 2009. I wouldn't buy it but neither would I refuse to drink it if poured at dinner. I wonder how much of a difference the 10% Syrah made?
Oliver Zeter, Pfalz
“Nüll Zeben Z” 2007 (€19), from CabSauv 65%, CabFranc 25%, Syrah 10%, clearly lacked the brooding depth of the previous (a Pinot Noir), but was nevertheless very attractive with discreet aromas of currant and surprisingly rich fruit for 2007 and elegant shape with the nice Bordeaux leafy edge; 15.5/20+++. My first Bordeaux blend from Germany!