Me again…? Sorry!
This evening’s wine is very much a known quantity, so no alarms and no surprises here:
There is no doubt that this bottle would win the Rotten Labels competition any day, but I tell myself that thinking so little about the label meant they had more time to think about the wine within. And what a lovely example of St Laurent it is! Straightforward and fruity, for sure - but full of charm, drinkability and joie de vivre (or whatever the German compound word equivalent is ).
Nose has notes of bramble and kirsch, pot pourri and wet forest floor (plenty around at the moment!). Similar notes on the palate - tangy forest berries, sour cherries and bramble jam mixed with a very lovely earthy note and parma violets aftertaste. It slips down easily and leaves a big smile in its wake…
It will accompany schnitzels and spätzle, and I can’t really ask for more on a dreary Monday!
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