Mandelberg, Mittelwihr Beblenheim

Domaine Jean Paul & Denis

Specht Mandelberg Alsace Grand Cru Riesling 2015

Just to be clear, I loathe the childlike art class paint on the bottle.

Steely, subtle, the crisp of a pear, lilacs in the bouquet.

Candied ginger, fresh meadow grass, a welcome, sweetness that plays off the silky mouthfeel. Reminds me of the smoothness and balance that is achieved in well made cocktails that use milk washes (what used to be one of my favorite bars in the city, MACE, when it was run by Christian, a worthy and adept Bar Manager in Alphabet City — he’s now at Mister Paradise).

Also, lemongrass.

I quite like this take.
— 6 months ago

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Domaine Specht

Mandelberg Alsace Grand Cru Riesling

Classic juicy Riesling - lemon and apple and withering orchard blossom with a touch of graphite. Driving acidity, lingering finish — 9 months ago

Jean Siegler

Grand Cru Mandelberg Riesling 2008

Fruity, sugary and a little smoked. Not acid, but you can feel the alcohol. Very nice indeed — a year ago