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IGTY the Happy Burg farmer

Hi Ho!! Hi Ho!! We love Burgundy especially when we come across a goodun. And we really love Rieslings from the Mosel. It is far easier to encounter a terrific Mosel Riesling than something similarly transcendent from Burgundy. Yet, we chase Burgundies like they were commonplace items and neglect the low hanging Mosels that can be found in any decent wine shop around town. Go figger. IGTY says Burgundy is all about the farmer. These guys have dirty fingernails and wear overalls. Unlike the Bordelais who carry man purses and take meetings over lunch. Burg farmers take lunch under a tree. Spring cleaning resolution…pray for more luck with Burgundies [ed. mitigate the risk and just buy Anne Gros?] and drink more Mosel wines, especially like these two guzzle-able Kabinetts!

2006 Burguet Gevrey Chambertin Place de Lois $58: AN AC wine which means it is not from any single vineyard. The wine is stunning. At five yars it is showing beautifully. Cocoa, high toned but not lean. Not exactly plump. More like curvy like Charlotte Rampling never looked like she might be in the movie “Farewell My Lovely”. Exotic as only red Burgundy can be. A big dinner winner. 3%

2005 Gerard Sequin Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes $39: We love the funk. Ya gotta have the funk. Old world old style Burgundy. Funky nose but not too poopy. Outstanding in the mouth. Solid flavors of Pinot fruit. Opens up and shows the spices perfect with baked chicken or squid pasta. There is absolutely no Pinot Noir in the New World that is anything like this. 13.5%

2008 Dr. Loosen Mosel Riesling Kabinett Blue Slate $15: OK. This wine is the modern day Blue Nun from one of the best known names in the Mosel. Is it overrun? Second class grapes? I guess not since I was unable to locate any scandalous talk about how the juice is anything other than 100% Dr. Loosen Rielsing. The Loosen site makes the publicist’s claim that it is the only choice they had in producing a true grand cru Kabinett. The message is that they would rather save the designated juice from Graach, Whelen and Bernkastel for the riper and more sought after Spatlese and Auselese wines. Whatever. This shit is good. Appley appley appley. Acidic. Racy even. Green grape flavors. Fuji apple or Pink Lady says budding tBoW taster Peewee. More tart than sweet. A screw top is cranked and it is sucked right down. 7.5%

2007 Monchof Urzig Wirtzgarten Riesling Kabinett $16: Tropical citrus. Acid is what Mosel wines so goddam delicious. The balance of fruit and acid is exquisite; unmatched in any other wines. This is like watching an NFL nose tackle negotiate a tightrope. That’s right. Sedrick Ellis starring in Cirque de Soleil. Riesling meets mango. Great contrast to the apple flavors in the Dr. Loosen. 8%

HI HO!! Here goes the tBoW tasting team – Dotore, Dionysus, Mouse, IGTY, Runki and Peewee – heading off to find great wines!!

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