2 Nov 2010
More German 2009s – Wine Society offer
See our guides to our extensive coverage of Germany's toothsome 2009s – and don't forget the more classical German 2008s.
I was going to wait before publishing these notes on German 2009s currently being offered by The Wine Society in the UK in order to give myself time to include wines in another, later offer from Tanners of Shrewsbury. But Nick and I bumped into The Wine Society's head buyer Sebastian Payne MW at a reception last night and he told me that their German 2009s had proved so popular that they are selling out fast. Hence this rather brief but, I hope, useful collection of very specific tasting notes. The image is taken from The Wine Society's online 2009 German Riesling offer. Notes on about a dozen of Tanners' wines will follow, and today we are also publishing these tasting notes on 2009s from two exciting producers in the Nahe.
Sebastian was also keen to point out that they are on the point of offering 2009s from that eminent Mosel producer J J Prüm, who used to be always one vintage behind everyone else. Alas neither I nor Michael Schmidt has tasted their 2009s – bring back the annual Grosser Ring tasting in London!