Pear, applesauce, lemon candy, ripe peaches, firecrackers, hint of white pepper on the nose. Nice creamy mouthfeel with pear, golden plum, candied lemon peel, powdered ginger on the palate. Needs a bit of time to warm up from the fridge and get some air after opening to become really great, but still going strong on the second day. — 5 months ago
Whites and reds from our recent Confrerie Saint Etienne dinner. I was fortunate to take home the last bottle, and I’m glad we have a few extras to keep hidden in the CSE cellar for a few years to see how they age.
This was paired alongside a Gustave Lorentz Gewurtztraminer Reserve, with the food being Lemon Sole. Wonderful pairing. Hardly any whiff of petrol here…more tropical than anything (guava, green pineapple), lemon and limestone. On the palate, this is one of the more commanding and deeply rich Alsatian Riesling’s I’ve had in a while. It’s nervy down the mid-palate, but really fleshed out on the sides…big time balance. Mineral streak, and total Alsatian vibe to it, but all dialed up to 11 (in a good way). Even over the course of dinner, this improved. Still on the upswing. — 8 months ago
Probably too young, but expected more for my $90. Luxurious mouth feel. ￼ but not the depth of fruit I was anticipating. ￼ — 5 months ago
Great peach and vanilla with an excellent mineral finish to balance this wine. — 7 months ago
Tasted at the same time as the 2011 Clos St Urbain. Same lovely deep golden colour. The nose seemed like it was going to be heavier and sweeter but the reverse: straight to a nice by acidity, with caramels, oak and a citrusy earl grey finish — 9 months ago
Beautiful golden color and floral mineral complex notes followed by a lifted palate firm texture and long almost biting finish. Sweetness is all subsumed. Great with a variety of dishes from salmon sushi bake to roast chicken. Yum. Thirty one years young! — 3 months ago
Textbook Alsatian white. Dry, acidic, slightly chewy. Yum. Winestone. — 6 months ago