Markus Molitor Brauneberger Klostergarten *** Pinot Noir trocken 2009 (3L)

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Type: Red Wine   Volume: 3000ml

Winery:Markus Molitor

Country: Germany   Region: Mosel

District: Brauneberg

Ratings and Tasting Notes:

(WA=91+) Representing a more rigorous selection from steeper, saltier portions of this site than informed the corresponding ¡§two-star¡¨ bottling, Molitor¡¦s 2009 Brauneberger Klostergarten Pinot Noir Trocken three star was matured almost entirely in three-year, air-dried and virtually un-toasted oak so that its majority of new wood largely conserves the fruit. Lightly-cooked plum and cherry tinged with black pepper and baking spices are allied on a firm, full palate with deeply roasted red meat flavors. There is a hint of drying tannin in the finish, but a welcome, saliva-inducing salinity helps overcome that. While less texturally refined or aromatically alluringly high-toned than the two corresponding ¡§two-star¡¨ bottlings, this almost certainly needed at the time I tasted it to put further distance between itself and recent bottling. I suspect it will be worth holding for a decade.