Striking out recently. Lots of minerality, but nose is weak. No fruit or characteristic secondary aromas. A bit of confectionary quality, cotton candy and fondant, on day two but still subtle. Decent concentration, medium acid, and nice satiny texture.
Initially believed this was in a dumb phase, but picking up TCA on repeat tasting. — 6 days ago
Fylligare i stilen med fin stenfrukt och en mineral kärna. Långt avslut. God nu. Prisvärd. — 15 days ago
Sweet, chill and fresh, like it! — 12 days ago
Nice Riesling, nice full texture, rich but not too much, acidity is backward, residual sugar feel is low, a bit of evolution though for such a young Riesling. 89-90
Beau Riesling un brin évolué pour son âge, une belle texture pleine et assez riche, acidité en retrait, pas de sensation de sucre résiduel trop élevée, belle longueur, très bien et content de ne pas avoir trop attendu cette bouteille. — 2 days ago
I love this Alsatian producer and am loving this Alsatian blend from Albert Boxler.
The term “Edelzwicker” in Alsace, France, historically -- dating back to the 17th Century -- indicated a wine made exclusively from a blend of the “noble” varieties, i.e., it had to be a blend involving Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, and/or Gewurztraminer.
The term became deregulated in the late 20th Century, which explains how Albert Boxler now uses the name for a wine comprised of Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris, as a reminder Pinot Blanc is not a noble variety.
Perhaps this wine is both a nod to tradition and a commentary on how things can change. Perhaps this beautiful wine is a pure reflection of what tasted and blended best from the 2017 vintage, notwithstanding the noble (or lack of noble) status of the grapes involved, still deserving of the Edelzwicker designation due to style.
This wine is medium lemon. It has medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas, which include notes of ripe white peach, pear, apricot, cantaloupe, also white blossom, honeysuckle, and wet slate. On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, and medium intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. The finish is medium.
Albert Boxler, Edelzwicker, Réserve, Vintage 2017, ABV 12.5%. — 11 days ago
An excellent dry Riesling for $11. Mineral driven and medium bodied with notes of flint, crushed stone, lemon peel, and honey. — 2 months ago