An exploration of wine

479. Anselmann, Dornfelder Trocken Pfalz, 2005

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Book 3 Wine 479

€9.90; 13.5%

En route home from dropping off Katy in Germany, I found this in Hannover Airport and figured I should find out what Dornfelder is all about, as it’s mentioned quite often as a promising German red variety. This one is slightly unusual in being oak aged, as most seem to be soft and fruity for easy drinking. Mid-depth ruby, with a vanilla and cinnamon laced, distinctly raspberry nose. Forward and upfront, with gentle, ripe tannins. Quite nice, though not earth shattering.

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