Back in Tokyo and popped in for a late night session with @soyavino to wind down after work. My first experience with Rennersistas was in Vienna a few years ago and since then I have never managed to get my hands on them, so I was very happy when Tasho-san put this in front of me.
Waiting For Tom Rosé is a blend of Zweigelt and Blaufrankisch with no SO2 added. "Tom" is a reference to Tom Shobbrook and Tom Lubbe, two Tom whom the sisters, Susanne and Stefanie, learned about winemaking from.
Tasted in Kimura, this was summer in a glass. Fresh with vibrant energy and abundance of red fruits. Hard not to fall in love with this wine and it makes me a bit sad knowing that I am going to have wait a while until I can revisit.
#RennerSistas | "Waiting for Tom Rosé" | 2017 | 🇦🇹| #Burgenland | 🍇 Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt | 🍷 #Kimuraglass
📷 and notes by @hansc008
While the 1995 vintage was a success in many parts of Bordeaux, I've always been a little biased towards Pomerol from this vintage.
I was curious if the Clinet could change my mind.
I decided not to decant this bottle and just let it evolve in the glass.
There was an initial whiff of dark wet cellar so I set aside the glass.
After around 90 minutes, it finally came around.
The nose had blackberries, cassis, leather and some smoky notes.
It is medium bodied with some tannins still present.
Acidity and fruit are well balanced with a good minerality to complement.
While enjoyable, it still lacked the elegance of some of their best vintages.
Let's see if it will improve with some more years in the cellar.