German Pinots bedazzle


While our forum is abuzz with impatience for our tasting notes on Burgundy 2010s and enthusiasm for German wine, it seemed appropriate to share notes on this tiny but glamorous collection of German Pinot Noirs.

I am indebted to our German specialist Michael Schmidt, who kindly gave me the chance to taste a mature wine from Jean Stodden in the light of the results of a recent blind comparison of top German Pinots with their peers (see German Pinot Noir does itself a favour). The picture shows the steep Ahr Valley, where both Schmidt and Stodden are based...