Alte Reben Schaffhausen AOC 2017
I bought this bottle at Zürich airport… figuring out too late that I overpaid for it. Salute, Prosit, Santé!
In the glass the wine has a lively ruby colour. The intensity is medium.
The aromas intensity is medium. There is a hint of violet, strawberry and sour cherry. The fruits are quite mature. Feeble notes of black pepper and tomato leaf gives a bit on vivacity. As secondary flavours, there are: vanilla, cloves, toast, cedar and a hint of charred wood. While the tertiaries remember the forest floor and vegetal.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with a high level of acidity. The tannins are medium. The alcohol is 13.5% and gives a nice heat wave. At the palate, there are flavours of preserved fruits, strawberry and prune. The tertiaries are clearer with notes of farmyard, leather and a hint of tar. Unfortunately the alcohol is too present, giving a not really pleasant sensation. The flavour intensity and last are both medium plus.
I am not really enthusiast about this nectar, especially given its price. It has body, intensity and lasting, but I was expecting even more complexity. Instead the wine it sits in the middle: not too fruity for an easy drink and not too charming for a deep musing session. In conclusion, it is useless.
Final vote: 86
Price: c40 CHF at Zurich Airport