Domaine Ostertag

Domaine Ostertag

Vieilles Vignes Sylvaner 2019

See my note from 37 weeks ago for the fascinating back story on this wine and the Sylvaner grape in general which has had some bad press in the past for being dilute. This was anything but dilute. All the descriptors in my October 2022 tasting note still apply. Also stewed apricot notes with mouldy orange. Medium to full bodied on the palate. Unique and delicious. This wine does not need oak maturation (and doesn’t get it), just like Semillon and Riesling don’t need it, although it is optional with Semillon. — 5 months ago

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Jose Lorenzo

Jose Lorenzo

One of my favorite producer of whites. On point description of their sylvaner. If you can find it Manni Nossing produces a good example as well. Cheers!!!
Bob McDonald

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@Jose Lorenzo Thanks for the recommendation on the Manni Nossing. I will keep my eye out for it.

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Fronholz Vendanges Tardives Gewürztraminer 2018

Delectable Wine

With 120 g/L of residual sweetness, the 2018 Gewurztraminer Fronholz Vendanges Tardives opens with notions of blossom honey, Damask rose and juicy lychee. The mouthfeel is luscious, round and brimming with sweet yellow peach compote. The rose perfume pervades everything with its floral intensity. This is a dessert in itself, concentrated less by botrytis than by passerillage, preserving the varietal integrity and a super-charged purity of fruit. This needs careful pairing but will outlast us all. (Anne Krebiehl, Vinous, April 2023) — 7 months ago

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Les Jardins Gewurztraminer 2018

2018 vintage. Good representation of the sweeter side of Gewurztraminer. Equivalent to spätlese ripeness and weight. Candied pink grapefruit, tangerine, gardenia, jasmine, white tea, poached pear, candied citrus peel, lychee. Lacks the oiliness that the variety sometimes tends to, lots of acidity to counterbalance the sweetness. — 3 years ago

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Emily Kresie-Harrington

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Nothing this time. I treat wine more like a cocktail these days anyway!
Peter van den Besselaar

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Gewürztraminer is a nice feel good wine 😁
Daniel Parker

Daniel Parker

hi emilykresie-harrington ᴡᴡᴡ

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Les Jardins Vin d'Alsace Pinot Noir 2016

This wine came around to be very very nice. Needed a bit to open up but then good. — 5 years ago

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Les Jardins Alsace Pinot Noir 2017

Very nice. Cherry, touch of green, some reduction — a year ago

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Zellberg Pinot Gris 2018

Delicious Pinot Gris, lovely balance of strong apple and pear fruit with high notes of acidity mid palate. — 2 years ago

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Les Jardins Alsace Pinot Blanc

Delicious - smoked pear — 4 years ago

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Vignoble d'E Alsace AOC Gewürztraminer 2016

Ostertag always comes through for me. This is a well made classic Alsatian Gewurztraminer with a mineral kick that gives it ⚡️ — 5 years ago

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