Alsace

Hugel et Fils

Cuvée Les Amours Alsace Pinot Blanc 2015

Oldest cellar dates back to 1551, with rows of oak wine casks, over one hundred years old, crafted by the forefathers of the present generation of Hugels. The oldest cask in the world still in use: the Sainte Caterine, a capacity of 8,800 litres, built in 1715, the year Louis XIV died. Aromas of fruit & citrus aromas. Palate stone & tropical flavors, citrus notes, vivid acidity, medium finish. Nice! — 2 days ago

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Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Brand (Turckheim) Grand Cru Riesling 1998

Rick K
9.5

Beautiful. Balanced. Tight tropical fruit with slate. Extremely long and elegant finish. In a great place. Getting better with air. Wow wine. — 6 hours ago

Severn, Shay and 3 others liked this

Gustave Lorentz

Alsace Gewürztraminer

Vintage 2016 / Reliable producer makes a crisp and fine Gewürztraminer. Lychees in smell and taste. Sweet touch that makes the taste lively. @Willem Jan Withagen showed me to drink and appreciate more Gewürztraminer. Paired this with melon and ham, zucchini, shrimps in homemade tomatosauce and blue d’auvergne. All went well. — 14 days ago

Dick, Jan and 11 others liked this

Lucien Albrecht

Tradition Alsace Pinot Gris 2017

The history of the Albrecht family as winegrowers can be traced back to 1425 with Romanu Albrecht, who was established in the town of Thann. Nice pale color, fruit and oily citrus aromas. On the palate peach and lime citrus flavors, delicate floral spice, vivid acidity on medium finish. Nice! — 2 days ago

Dawn, Alex and 1 other liked this

Domaine Marcel Deiss

La Colline Rouge Rotenberg Cru d'Alsace Riesling Pinot Gris 2012

Cathy Corison
9.0

Pinot Gris adds heft. Broad, viscous feel. Botrytis notes nice bottle development. — 12 days ago

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Domaines Schlumberger

Les Princes Abbés Alsace Riesling

2015 vintage. Very fresh and clean. Not as weighty or petrol-y as a lot of Alsace Riesling. Green apple, green pear skin, lots of white rocks, lemon. Nice balance and elegance. — 5 days ago

Domaine Barmes-Buecher

Tradition Alsace Riesling 2018

A powerhouse combination of pear, fleur de sel, lees, grated spices and a “cold steel” quality that seems to be the annual signature of this cuvée. Bone dry and surgically clean; no petrol...just pure, incisive transparency. One of the greatest entry-level Alsace Rieslings you can imagine. I’ve probably underrated this, if anything. — 11 days ago

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Cave Vinicole de Kientzheim-Kaysersberg

Anne de K Alsace Late Harvest Pinot Gris 2009

Great notes of pineapple and honey on the nose with a hint of earth and candied apricots. Dark golden color with thick viscosity. Lays full bodied on the palate with a slight tingling sensation on the finish. The palate is coated with honey and candied fruit with undertones of dried fruit on the finish followed by the aforementioned tingling spice. Great balance and flavor. Nose is more complex than the palate. Overall not too sweet. More of a semi sweet. — 4 hours ago

Rolly Gassmann

Alsace AOC Pinot Blanc

Nick M
9.1

This stuff rules. I’ve always been kind of “Meh” about Pinot Blanc before, but I guess I never had the good shit. This, my friends, is why you should occasionally revisit styles you think you don’t like. — 8 months ago

Trimbach

Alsace Pinot Blanc 1626

Incredibly precise: excellent acidity, with lime and white flowers, minerality, and not too much density on the palate. Had it with an asparagus and ricotta quiche and it was pretty much perfect. — a month ago