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Schweigener Spätburgunder, Weingut Becker 2018

3.250000000 star rating 4 Reviews
Outstanding pinot from a top grower in the southern Pfalz in Germany. The village of Schweigen is actually on the border with a large part of the vineyard technically in France. Fabulous pinot with real weight and concentration and from a great vintage.
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Code: GE15101

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • Pinot Noir
  • Now to 2029
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Screwcap

Weingut Friedrich Becker

The Guardian

Sensationally sensuous German pinot that knocks spots off a lot of red burgundy.

Fiona Beckett

Times of Tunbridge Wells

Germany is the world’s third-largest pinot noir producer and increasingly a top source of this seductive but risky black grape which is here known as Spätburgunder – late (spät) ripening pinot...
Germany is the world’s third-largest pinot noir producer and increasingly a top source of this seductive but risky black grape which is here known as Spätburgunder – late (spät) ripening pinot (burgunder). This delectable example has the X-factor and comes from the country’s second-largest region, the Pfalz, home to the planet’s largest wine festival in Bad Dürkheim, which – unusually for Germany – is not centred along a river valley. From an estate run by the seventh generation of winegrowers with vineyards planted on both German and French soil, it’s a Spätburgunder of true sophistication, perfumed and judiciously oaked with notes of red fruits, damp earth/rotting leaves (dubbed ‘sous bois,’ or forest floor, by the French), tobacco leaf, pepper, beetroot, herbs, and fine, sinewy, mineral tannins. The length, finish and aftertaste sing in picture-perfect harmony. Spicy kick to close. Leaves a great stamp on the palate. The impulse to have another glass will be omnipresent. Complex and dazzlingly delicious drinking. Ideal with grilled fish and smoked meats. What a treat! One for a special occasion.
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James Viner

JancisRobinson.com

Mid crimson. Deliciously scented, floral, red-fruited. At first it seems only lightly tannic but the tannins build nicely on the palate to give a firmer structure than I expected from the inviting...
Mid crimson. Deliciously scented, floral, red-fruited. At first it seems only lightly tannic but the tannins build nicely on the palate to give a firmer structure than I expected from the inviting fragrance. Depth, length and more intensity than many a Spätburgunder at this price. Good value. 17/20
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Julia Harding MW

decanter.com

Such a well crafted wine that makes the best of a great vintage when others failed to balance power and poise. None of that here with intense red cherry, red plum and cranberry wrapped around an earthy...
Such a well crafted wine that makes the best of a great vintage when others failed to balance power and poise. None of that here with intense red cherry, red plum and cranberry wrapped around an earthy core. Firm rounded tannins and enticing minerality provide an elegant structure. The use of oak is so subtle and well managed. 92/100
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