Hans Lang Spatburgunder 2006, Rheingau, Germany

Appearance: Bright raspberry red with a pale ruby rim. Slight brownish hues can be seen.

Nose: Plenty of candy aromas on first sniff. Ripe strawberries with hints of leather and faint cigarbox scent after some swirling. Slight spiciness/ white pepper was detected.

Palate/ Flavour: Medium acidity.  Strong crushed raspberries and redcurrants on the palate.  Its aftertaste reminded me of the 山渣片 (hawthorn fruit snack) I used to eat when I was a child. Medium (+) finish and balanced levels of tannins to drink this on its own.

Comments: Wine was supposedly aged in wood barrels but i couldn’t really detect it. A well made pinot that’s easy to drink without costing a bomb.  Very approachable now.