Ten Years After
 May 1st 2013 23.59

Click For Large ViewOver the past week, we revisited several selections of of our favourite 2003s in an annual ritual that we call 'Ten Years After'. The vintage was originally considered 'too hot' by many, including myself, and we did see several Pinot Noir sporting 16% alcohol, but there were more pleasant surprises than I had originally anticipated, in particular among the dry Rieslings, where again the 'boyz' from Rheinhessen were a tough act to follow. In red, Paul Fürst and Fritz Becker played the finest music. The biggest surprise, though, was found among the 36 Spätlese, which was not a cake walk for anyone. That said, Hanno Zilliken is no longer an unknown face... Comments


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