Had these two for DinDin last night:
1. Kracher gruner GrunerVeltliner Burgenland (13.0%; TerlatoWines/LakeBluff/IL) Kracher/Illmitz/Burgenland/Austria 2021: Med.light yellow color; pleasant GV/white pepper/floral/carnations slight stony rather quiet/low-key nose; lightly tart/tangy some GV/white pepper/carnations light earthy/chalky somewhat simple/light GV flavor; med.long quiet GV/floral/carnations slight stony finish; a rather lightweight/simple/quiet white that speaks of GV; borders towards vapid/dull; disappointing; overpriced at $25.00 (AV)
2. Dom.Cabirau Ad'OP: Maury Sec (14%; 60% Grenache/28% Syrah/12% Carignane; HandPickedSlctns/Warrenton/VA) Serge & Nicolas/Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau/Tautavel 2011: Dark color w/ slight bricking; very strong floral/Grenache/strawberry light earthy/Rhonish/roasted slight earthy light toasty/oak rather complex beautiful nose; tart/tangy very strong Genache/strawberry/black cherry/floral rather dusty/OV light toasty/oak bit rustic/Rhonish flavor w/ light drying tannins; very long strong Grenache/strawberry/black cherry/cherry some Rhonish/roasted bit earthy/dusty/OV slight toasty/oak bit drying out/astringent finish w/ light biting tannins; reminds some of an old Priorat Grenache; still loads of Grenache/strawberry nfruit but starting to dry out on the palate; drink up.
More giggergit from TheBloodyPulpit:
1. The AOC Maury Sec was a new appellation in 2011. Which is probably why I bought this wine. I have no recollection of why I bought this otherwise. Most of the wines in Maury of Rousillon are sweet vin doux naturel. This wine is holding on very well but time for it to go.