Sunday, January 9, 2011

Celebratory Wine (Dec. 31, 2010)

I don't want this to get too mushy, so I'll keep it short. Today I ran my first official race. Ten kilometers. Came in 427th out of 562 runners. 56 minutes, 12 seconds.

And how do you suppose 2GrandCru would celebrate this athletic feat?

Donnhoff, Norheimer Kirschheck, Riesling, Spatlese, 2008

I have a confession to make. I love young Donnhoffs. So while this isn't top of the line Donnhoff, it's good stuff and relatively inexpensive. Inexpensive enough for me to open a two year old without a hint of remorse. This is still on the primary side: both on the nose - which offers aromas of apple pie, a hint of minerals and a continually growing note of tropical fruit- and the palate, which feels in need of time to flesh out and gain a little weight. While this has the classic restraint that I have come to expect to expect from Donnhoff, there's a bit of lushness on the nose, that, for better or for worse (a matter of personal taste), is not echoed on the palate. Naturally, the acidity is fresh, juicy and simply gorgeous. It will improve, I think.

Giaconda, about 180 NIS.

2 comments:

Edward said...

Chaim,

Well done on the 10 kms. I can only imagine how sore your body must feel today!

2GrandCru said...

Well, I'm used to the distance but not so much to doing it on the road. My muscles aren't sore but it feels as though my knees have been hammered.