It’s definitely one of the better ones, especially of the easily-available cuvees in the UK.
But the truly individual ones are a couple of steps above this in my experience. I think I’ve picked them up in French supermarkets, or maybe even when I visited the coop itself a few years back (amazing setting right at the foot of Hermitage hill).
Indeed I was ‘warned’ by friends in Munich about this promotion, and about the state of DB in general, but sort of laughed it off, because of excellent previous experiences. Perhaps, as you say, the infrasructure is showing its age too.
By contrast, the Swedish journeys were smooth, on time and service was fantastic. That was another surprise - DB customer service was terrible and rude, which sort of added insult to injury
In any case, as we’re hoping to travel mostly by trains in future - it’s all grist for the mill
Holme moss. Actually a short section of the Pennine Way and paved with flags from (I guess) old mills or something so a relatively dry walk all year round. Grouse aplenty, no mountain hares - you see them in the winter dressed in white but very hard to spot in the summer when they revert to mottled fawn.
The good news (the Italians assure us) is that the biblical rain earlier, tomorrow, and later in the week is much needed and will help restore the lake. I can’t really argue with them, it’s clearly a relief.