Meyer - Näkel

12 March 2019

Meyer-Näkel from the Frühburgunder/Spätburgunder region Ahr dates its name back to 1950. Right from the beginning they have been producing dry red wines and do particularly well in Spätburgunder. They have plots in the famous vineyards of Walporzheimer Kräuterberg, Neuenahr Sonnenberg, and Dernauer Pfarrwingert. The winery also has vineyards in South Africa from which it blends cuvées from for example Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. They have also made a collab wine 'Hand im Hand' with Weingut Klumpp in Baden on the basis of a marriage between the two houses.

The winery is currently run by the sisters Dörte and Maike who took over from their father Werner. We tasted a range of their wines and here is how we scored them.

Meyer - Näkel Kräuterberg Spätburgunder 2015
92 Aroma showed ripe cherries, spices, oak, forest strawberries, and smoke. Over the palate came cherries, herbs, oak, smoke, tobacco, and currants. Medium plus acidity, medium plus tannins anmeyerd dry.
Meyer - Näkel Pfarrwingert Spätburgunder 2015
91 Aroma had cherries, oak, smoke, small red berries, nutty hints, and herbs. Flavour showed ripe succulent cherries, forest strawberries, currants, oak, smoke, sweet red berries, and forest floor. Medium plus acidity, medium plus tannins and dry.
Meyer - Näkel Silberberg Spätburgunder 2015
91 Aroma had red cherries, currants, herb garden, toasted oak, forest floor, and smoke. Over the palate came succulent ripe cherries, oak, forest strawberries, tobacco leaves, and red currant. Medium plus acidity, medium plus tannins and dry.
Meyer - Näkel Neuenahrer Sonnenberg Spätburgunder GG 2015
91 Aroma showed ripe succulent cherries, oak, smoke, herbs, forest strawberries, and currants. Over the palate came ripe cherries, oak, smoke, herbs, raspberries, and strawberries. Medium plus acidity, firm medium plus tannins and dry.
Meyer - Näkel Spätburgunder S 2016
89 Aroma had wild strawberries, ripe small cherries, currants, forest floor, oak, and smoke. Over the palate came ripe cherries, oak, smoke, forest floor, leather, and strawberries. Medium acidity, medium plus tannins and dry.
Meyer - Näkel Grauwacke Spätburgunder 2016
88 Aroma had ripe cherries, forest strawberries, small black currants, and herbal hints. Over the palate came cherries, forest strawberries, subtle oak, forest floor, and herbs. Medium acidity, medium tannins and dry.
Meyer - Näkel Frühburgunder 2016
87 Aroma had ripe cherries, forest strawberries, subtle oak, leather, and herbs. Flavour showed ripe cherries, small sweet raspberries, and forest strawberries. Hints of forest floor towards the end. Medium acidity, medium tannins and dry.
Meyer - Näkel Spätburgunder 2016
87 Aroma had cherries, light herbs, raspeberries, strawberries, and oak. Flavour showed ripe cherries, herbs, light oak, forest floor, and currants. Clean and easy drinking. Medium tannins, medium acidity and dry.

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