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Winzerhof Stahl, Müller-Thurgau Hasennest "Damaszenerstahl", 2009

Posted by Julian 02 Oct 2010

Reviewed in our Müller-Thurgau report:

This single-vineyard Müller Thurgau from Stahl's nicely named Hasennest ("hare's nest") vineyard smells of hay, dried herbs, apples and what I always think of as chalk. Yeast and carbonic acid still dominate the palate a bit too much at this point, but behind that white vegetables (celery root, cabbage turnip, radish), beeswax and herbs are lurking - and stay for the finish, which is quite long.

A wine with some character, a bit more acidic grip than Müller-Thurgau usually brings, and great vegetal bite, that we have probably opened too soon. Give it a bit of air and a bit more time, I feel it may become more than just enjoyable.