These Trocken Spätlese with their high (12.5%). alcohol are strange. They lack the grace of the lighter wines. But they pack punch and power which lies oddly with freshly ripe grapes. Peppery characters are uncomfortable to drink.
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European Editor, Reviews wines from Portugal and France
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.