As usual we had it too cold to start with. Aromas are really appearing now it has warmed up a bit.
Do as I do - and don’t look!!! What I can’t see can’t hurt me
I’m enjoying the fact that it is recognisably Gruner, with that pepper and slightly green tropical fruit notes, but yet the ripeness makes it rounded and juicy. Very, very drinkable
I agree. The pineapple is really present for me- both on the nose and on the palate… but very delicate, all the same. Nothing “in your face” about this wine!
This is really juicy, I poured it a half hour ago to ensure the flavours could come through and it was worth it. Very pleasurable drinking.
Palate: dry, high acidity (nice!), body pushing med-high (as I’d expect from a good grower/producer). Pear, touch of grapefruit, lemon, that slight bitterness of the orange/grapefuit pith comes through too, and yes @Inbar, I get something satsuma/tangerine-like as well — a sweet yet bitter juicy citrus. The white-pepper smell turns into a rocket leaf gently tickling the tongue. Definite flavours of ripe stone fruit too — peach maybe?
Quite a lot going on there!
great note! SO nice to see all of our thoughts in one post
Stuffed Portobello mushrooms. Really yummy
Agree with @inbar about the acidity on the finish. I am doing’slurp and spit’ at the moment, and that acidity lingers and changes character. Starts off a bit ‘sherbet’ must mellows beautifully to a spiced lemon.
No, I definitely didn’t get that on the nose!
Right, let’s start rounding up final thoughts on the white - has it surprised you? Marks out of 10? Is it a champion to you?!
Actually just drinking some now!!
I would say 8/10
I really enjoyed this wine. Plenty of flavour and good value
I like it. Nice and fruity with a slight after taste
For me it’s 9/10 - it’s got everything I like about a Gruner- good nose, with that distinct white pepper, but a round palate- quite rich, but restrained at the same time. I think it’s a well balanced wine, and at just over £8 is quite a bargain. I hope more people can get into Gruner- there’s so much to love and appreciate about it. Well done, Fritz!!
Hmmm, I like this, however its not the most complex Gruner Ive ever had . While its enjoyable it doesn’t blow my socks off but for £8.25 pretty good
It’s very nice, refreshing yet, with body, so much going on in the mouth too. Love that peppered nose.
For me it is an 8/10. Nice finish, refreshing and good value
Third vintage of this wine - and the best so far. Extra gulps being taken to stop me screaming for a red card for Lovren.