Our table quite enjoyed this wine, we had it served slightly chilled. Nice mineral and herb notes on the nose followed by citrus and earthy taste. The finish was a little muddled but long and delicious with some light honey. — a month ago
Nose has banana peel, citrus zest, (light) sliced tangerine, sliced peach, white bread and beautiful white floral notes.
Palate has mashed white peach, tangerine zest, (light) mango, warmed green apple and (light) tangerine juice. A light chalky note on the finish and medium levels of sweetness, a fun fine!
An Oregon-style Edelzwicker; 38% Pinot Blanc, 20% Muller Thurgau, 19% Riesling, 18% Pinot Gris & 5% Muscat. — 2 years ago
Nice! Floral, peach aroma, off dry, pencil eraser, sweet/tart apple and chamomile. Perfect for a summer's evening. — 2 years 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%. — 4 months ago
A really good wine. Delicious and refreshing. — 2 years ago
Blend of Sylvaner and Gerwurztraminer by the litre, juicy with citrus and melon. — 10 months ago
A super convincing Edelzwicker/Gentil style white blend of Kerner, Riesling, and Bacchus. Racy acid and lots of green apple and citrus notes. — 2 years ago
Leatherly heaven — 2 years ago
7 grapes (not just Muscat). A step above your average Edelzwicker in terms of richness and structure. Dry. Good value. — 2 years ago