Weingut Freiherr von und zu Franckenstein, Spätburgunder Trocken 2014, Baden, Germany
Tasting Note: Pinot noir tastes more mischievous when it’s referred to by its German name, spatburgunder, which has its own style.
Medium-intensity ruby in color this wine has a nose of red and black cherry, strawberry and clove baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied pinot noir delivers fruit flavors suggested on the nose in a tart, red-fruit style supported by medium-plus acidity.
There is ripe, medium tannin that completes with a medium-plus, cherry-infused finish.
The wine has some moments of mid-palate complexity and is good in its dimension, especially in the balance of acidity and fruit.
Tasting Date: October 4, 2017