2009 Weingut Lergenmüller Spätburgunder "Angiolino" - Germany, Pfalz
15% abv; 70% new Barrique and that pretty much says all that needs to be said about this wine. Massive, sweet, tarry, oaky. It has the density of a neutron star (i.e. "approximately equivalent to the mass of the entire human population compressed to the size of a sugar cube," as the always trustworthy Wikipedia describes it), it is sweet and un-refreshing despite much acidity. We Finns are supposedly able to drink even the most nasty concoctions in order to get drunk, but I'm really having trouble getting a single glass of this into my system. A wine that makes the most outrageous Cali producers seem elegant.