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Drinking liquid History

It was like drinking liquid history: One of the standout wines I encountered at the Master of Wine Symposium was the 1935 Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder from the Staatsweingüter.

The sips from two bottles revealed a fading Pinot character, yet they still retained glimpses of their former excellence. However, it was the last bottle, enjoyed towards the end of the evening, that truly shone. It showcased a perfect balance with lovely restraint cherry notes and fragrant hints of dried roses, bacon and smoke, silky tannins creating a delicate and inspiring sensory experience.

A real beauty grown in brutal times. 1935 opened the darkest chapter in German history. In this year, the Nazis introduced the Nuremberg which created the base of the holocaust.