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NV Henkell Trocken

Tasting Notes:

Eyes: clear, pale lemon-green
Nose: clean, med+ intensity, youthful, fruit (peachy), mineral, sweet, light notes of tropical fruit
Mouth: dry, more aggressive bubbles, med- bodied, med- to med acidity, med length, med intensity, med- alcohol
All in all: Good quality; drink now; not intended for ageing.

Compared alongside 1999 Lanson Gold Label Champagne.

I have used Henkell Trocken as a wine for a wine tasting I held once, because it’s a cheap and fun almost-all-purpose bubbly. Personally, I find it boring, but for the price, it’s a great and cheap bubbly. The intensity and “tropical fruit” you see in my tasting notes were really more of the class consensus – I wrote down that I found it had a light to med- intensity with a predominant mineral and green fruit nose. Decent stuff for an inexpensive wine.

Producer: Henkell
Designation: 
Trocken
Region: 
Germany
Sub-Region: 
N/A
Variety:
 Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc (lol what)
ABV:
 11%
Vintage:
 N/V
Tasted:
 May 26, 2012
Price:
 $15 (BC LDB)


Josh

DipWSET, Certified Sommelier, garbage person.

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