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Four quick ones

by Kelly Young » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:36 pm

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My friend the Kaiser's birthday dinner. Bit of NY Strip, sauteed mixed greens, smashed potatoes, as you do.

2010 Mouton Givry 1er Gru - Young, young, young and wrapped tight. Very nice bright cherry, hint of cedar, and a wee voice saying "I'm too young to die"! I'm going to see if I can get some and sit on it. Brought in by Ansonia Wines for those local to DC and familiar with them. (Kaiser's wine)

2005 d'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz - Big, fruity, bomby, Aussie Shiraz, fancy bottling or no. I really like the d'Arenberg wines and this was very nice. Not sure if it justified the price, though to be fair it could've probably sat a few more years yet. Any syrah spice was hidden by the fruit, but still I didn't mind it.

2010 Geil Sheurebe Kabinett - Boom! This wine absolutely bursts into the room and says "Oh, IT IS ON!". Aroma= is this Riesling? Is it not Rielsing? Oh you'll never know bwa ha hahahaha! Acidy = Zing! Flavor = A loving punch in the face. I am going to get as much of this as I can lay my ever loving hands on.

2002 Weegmüller Haardter Herzog Riesling Auslese - Third Weegmüller I've had from this vintage (all bought from same shop within the past year), third bad cork, third great wine. All three bad corks have been bad in slightly different ways. This one it seemed like the core had rotted out, still the wine was in fine nick. Deep golden color. Very, very slight Rielsingfuel thing. Hints of lemon tea in the nose and taste. Full bodied, desert style Auslese. Nicely refined, certainly after the All Night Party presented by the previous bottle.
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Re: Four quick ones

by Andrew Bair » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:43 pm

Hi Kelly -

Thank you for the great notes. I've heard some good things about Weegmüller over the past few years, but have yet to locate a bottle to try. It seems like they have many sites in common with Müller-Catoir.
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Re: Four quick ones

by Kelly Young » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:54 am

Terry Theise used to import them but no longer does, not sure what the story there is. As far as I can tell they're not imported by anyone anymore. I initially discovered the wines when reading about MC. In fact one review was basically "if you like MC, you'll like this but it's cheaper". Just happened that MacArthur's here had a handful of bottles from 2002 and the price was very good. Again all the corks have been in bad shape but the wines were terrific. My experience with MC is limited, though I've liked or loved everything I've had from them and and I put the wines on par with that.

Just popped over and it seems like MacA's still have some (I've had the latter two):
1998 Haardter Herrenletten Rulander Beerenauslese #37
2002 Haardter Herzog Auslese
2002 Haardter Mandelring Scheurebe Auslese
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Re: Four quick ones

by Kelly Young » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:57 pm

Just came across this. Never heard of the guys before but they do carry two current Weegmüllers.

http://www.wineaccess.com/store/moorebr ... er&x=0&y=0
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Re: Four quick ones

by David M. Bueker » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:00 pm

Moore Brothers is a specialist importer near Philadelphia. Their store (in Cherry Hill, NJ) is ice cold!
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