This is a barrel sample TN, as the wine won't be released until March 2007
Delicious kiwi and pineapple fruit. Pronounced appleblossom and white flowers and a strong mineral flavor of slate and schist. The wine is very lean as of yet, but hints at power to come. Obviously there is a certain leesiness and pain de levain from being unfinished.
I had the good fortune of coaxing a sample out of Heinrich Breuer while in Ruedesheim earlier this month. I don't know if any will reach US shores as it is sold en premiere in Germany. It should be stunning though, and well worth seeking out.
I found a small stash of the 2001 Breuer Berg Schlossberg about a year ago at "close-out" prices. I tasted one which was delish, but it clearly displayed a much greater potential is in its' future. I made a mental note to give it another 8 years or so, and I think that may be conservative.
Wish I could find more at the $18 I paid.
Our local distributer for Breuer does such a terrible job that I can't even find the QbAs much less Berg Schlossberg and Nonnenberg. Something has to be done. Nice work on the close-out score! Are current vintages available in Indy?
Bill Hooper wrote: Are current vintages available in Indy?
I have not seen any later vintages around town, but I think I'll give the store who ran the close-out a call to see if they can lay their hands on some. If I see some I'll let you know, although shipping is a definte PIA in thi state.