Schlink Haus, Red Wine Sweet, Dornfelder 2011, Deutscher Landwein, Rhein, Germany
Tasting Note: Expensive grape juice.
Low alcohol level (8.5%) and intense sweetness paired. This wine is one-dimensional grape flavor with no pretense of complexity (which depending on what you are looking for could be a desired trait). This is certainly one of the possible expressions of the Dornfelder grape that one can find, but an expression which is unlikely to enjoy a wide audience.
While it’s not my cup of tea, my partner’s mother would love it (as long as I don’t tell her how much it actually cost – she’d surely tell me I could get it cheaper and with the added benefit of no alcohol in the fruit juice aisle at Aldi).
Tasting Date: March 2015