I realise that we’ve not had a #discovery post for ages and I miss them. We get a lot of conversations with list of many (too many?) wines and not enough focus on the ones we really think others should try. This is what this tag is for.
I am quite sure this was a suggestion from the community, but as if to prove my point above, I can’t remember by whom or when.
If you love Pinot Noir then you need to try this. I do not know Burgundy well enough to give any comparison, but I can tell you that this wine was amazing and a bargain for the price (despite it not being the cheapest, I admit).
I’ve had some great German Pinot Noir (aka Spätburgunder) in the past, and I have an expectation of it being generally more fruit-forward than comparably priced Burgundy, yet showing a LOT more restraint than New World examples. In my mind it comes with “old wood” notes with spice, leather and cedar, but with a generally light body. Thankfully this delivered exactly on this.
German Pinot Noir is hard enough to find in the UK, and well-priced options are even harder, so this was a great suggestion (thank you to whoever first found it, please do identify yourself if you remember it was you). Do give this a try!