Emrich-Schönleber, Grauburgunder trocken -S-, 2007

Emrich-Schönleber, Grauburgunder trocken -S-, 2007

This is my first Emrich-Schönleber - almost a scandal as this winery has such a good reputation.

Pale colour. A fresh nose of apple mineral with melon, floral and herbal notes. At first a little rough in the mouth, with crisp acidity, but a lot smoother with exposure to air. This Pinot Gris has lively acidity but is also smooth and creamy at the same time, with fruit and even a hint of vegetable taste. The finish is very nice and brings out notes of nuts and even a little peppery roasted wood.

Already a very good wine, it might profit from a year or two more in the cellar. For some reason I do now fancy a herb-roasted chicken breast with apple-potato mash. I think this will not have been the last Emrich-Schönleber to be reviewed here.


Submitted by torsten Saturday, 13/06/2009

My friend Dot just commented that "The last Emrich-Schönleber" sounded like a good title for a science fiction story. I think this story should be written by Philip K. Dick (even though he is dead, alas!). First of all I thoroughly enjoy Dick's books and stories. Secondly, "The last Emrich-Schönleber" could easily join the ranks of Dick-titles such as:

  • The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
  • The Transmigration of Timothy Archer
  • The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford
  • If There Were No Benny Cemoli
  • Cadbury, the Beaver Who Lacked