Alsace, France

Hugel et Fils

Gentil Alsace Sylvaner Blend 2002

Wow. I know this is just their run of the mill blend.. but holy shit this thing aged so well! I haven't had the pleasure of drinking well aged Alsatian wine, so this was a real treat. Cork shredded, so we weren't sure if it kept, and the nose was hidden til it hit the glass. When we poured it, the color actually changed from deep straw yellow, to golden amber. The aromas were amazing and indicated it'd be a sweet wine - clover honey, pine needle, slate rocks, lemon peel, and pineapple flying out of the glass, incredibly aromatic. What wad more interesting was the pallet! After what I smelled, I was convinced it would be at least semi-sweet.. but I was dead wrong. Bone dry, and was weirdly reminiscent of Fino Sherry - raw almond, bitter orange peel, lemon, pineapple, ginger spice, and a VERY youthful acidity.. it's crazy that this wine could have continued on and developed too!

Thank you
@Kyle Groombridge for opening this last night! It was truly a special wine. Now my soul needs more mature Alsatian wine!
— 15 days ago

Kyle Groombridge
with Kyle
Kyle, Mike and 16 others liked this
Kyle Groombridge

Kyle Groombridge

Awesome to try. Alsatian white blend with 15 years on it. Smelled like nectarines and honey, definitely had the aromas of a sweet botritised wine. Palate was a 180 turn tho, to saline, pine nuts, and minerals. Slight oxidation. Great shape. Fun wine.
9.0

Vignerons Réunis

Estate Bottled Exception Brut Millésime Crémant d'Alsace White Blend 2007

This is good stuff. Classic Alsatian cremant. More flavor than toastiness. Touch of green apple comes w limes, almost ripe mango, and a light butterscotch finish. Tiny bubbles w medium dance. — 10 days ago

Heather DillawayGail Brater
with Heather and Gail
Ron, Kim and 1 other liked this

Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Turckheim Gewürztraminer 2015

Excellent food wine with notes of apricots, orchard blossoms, flowers, minerals, and exotic fruits. Lovely finish. — 21 hours ago

Geschickt

Alsace Grand Cru Kaefferkopf Gewurztraminer 2014

Личи, маракуйя, консервированный ананас, жёлтая роза, неспелые абрикосы, апельсиновая цедра, алоэ, дрожжи, легкий шипровый тон. Мутноватый цвет, среднее тело с уверенной кислотностью и аккуратно наложенной на фрукты сухостью. Натурально и прифанкованно, жевко, сохраняет типичность сорта, но не утомляет, живет в бокале, чуть заигрывает с грушевой сидровостью. Лихо исчезает из бутылки. — 16 days ago

Rin
with Rin
Rin, Amr and 11 others liked this
MaJ CappS

MaJ CappS

Gewurz is such a great, refreshing grape. Awesome bottling.

Domaine Rietsch

Coup de Coeur Alsace White Blend 2012

Cépages riesling et gewurztraminer
Nez de pierre humide et mélange de fruit exotique et agrume frais et peu exubérant
Bouche attaque acidulé et gourmande après
Finale longue et acidule
Beau vin nature
— 7 hours ago

Cave du Roi Dagobert

Racines & Terroirs Alsace Riesling 2015

First sip or two I felt it was rather dull@and “oily”. After that every sip@was better and better, right into the next day. Great acidity and a deep, complex flavor really developed. — 5 days ago

Tom and Chris liked this

Trimbach

Alsace Riesling

Ripe yellow apple, apricot, lemon, limestone, petrol, yellow flowers, touch of almond, wool, ginger. Sounds like a lot but there are so many layers! 💯 — 16 days ago

Paul, Jeff and 2 others liked this

Gustave Lorentz

Crémant d'Alsace Brut Pinot Noir Rosé

This fun bubbly from France’s Alsace region is pretty in pink and pleasantly pungent. The brut smells like more strawberries than you could fit into a bushel basket. There's also a lovely light earthy note, which leads on the palate. Toasty flavors come into play, along with what the importer calls a “discreetly fruity” aspect. A citrus peel note sneaks in late and finishes long and earthy. Great acidity. — 22 days ago

Trixie, Phil and 9 others liked this

Lucien Albrecht

Cuvée Balthazar Alsace Pinot Blanc 2016

Very peculiar wine that makes you think. A bit steeley when cold but after it warms a bit in the glass, it begins revealing heady floral aromas with elements of pear, clay, chalk, and apricot blossoms. Structured almost like a Petit Chablis. Honey and peaches on the mouth. Smooth, lengthy finish. — 10 days ago

Domaine Michel Fonne

Tradition Alsace Pinot Gris

Slight sweetness to it. The flavors this shows blows away your basic Pinot Grigio. Finish goes on and on. Floral and interesting. — 5 days ago

Chris and Grant liked this