Eguisheim, Alsace

Kuentz-Bas

Eichberg Alsace Grand Cru Pinot Gris 2015

I wonder if this is an off/hot vintage like Beaujolais because the alcohol was on fire! It has excellent fruit, petrol, stone fruit, but I can’t get past the alcohol. I’d expect this from past Robles... pass for me. — 23 days ago

Maurice Schoech

Rangen de Thann Harmonie 'R' Grand Cru 2008

With my flu significantly behind me, I ventured to Alsace. What a knockout of fruit and acid, nearly overwhelming. — a day ago

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Michael Meyer

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I’ve had this (and know whence it came). Knockout is the perfect word. Lights up your senses.
romo

romo

When I texted you I was down there buying more. 👍🏼

Pierre Frick

Sans Sulfite Ajouté Sec Alsace Sylvaner 2016

02.20 16 год, определенно да. В аромате тонкие ноты ацетона, что-то молочное, но сладкое (типа ряженки), моченые яблоки, очень яркая кислотность, охуенная текстура, на языке долго остается кислотность и острота, острота как у крес-салата, сладость желтой черешни, белого персика, желтая слива. Структура как у воды скорее, очень крутая, легкая. Талый лед. В пустом бокале мед, сладчайший. Последний глоток как лошадиный навоз. Да, много раз бы выпил еще. И один и с кем-то. Но это не вино для летней вечеринки, оно хоть и легкое, но вкус настолько насыщенный и многогранный, что вино требует внимания. — 12 days ago

Trimbach

Alsace Pinot Blanc 2017

David T
8.9

Our wine tonight to pair with my Spicy Asian Lettuce Wraps. Just enough sweetness (not overpowering at all) that handled the mid spiciness of our wraps.

The nose reveals, ripe; golden & some green apple, pear, more pineapple juice than flesh, white citrus, blend, orange/tangerine & stone fruit. Honeysuckle, beeswax, ginger notes, white, slightly sweet, spice, somewhat elegant minerals, wet river stones, saline, gun powder/flintiness, not quite petrol with yellow flowers/lilies & some mixed greens.

The palate is full, round, thick and slightly gluey-waxy. Delicious & easy to sip. Ripe; golden & some green apple, pear, more pineapple juice than flesh, white citrus blend, orange/tangerine, green melon, white & yellow peach and apricots. Honeysuckle, beeswax, ginger notes, white, slightly sweet, spice, somewhat elegant minerals, wet river stones, saline, gun powder/flintiness, not quite petrol notes with yellow flowers/lilies & some mixed greens. If you like cool climate acidity, you’ll love this Pinot Blanc. It’s like a rushing, clean, mountain stream. The finish is; ripe, rich, well balanced and refreshingly delicious.

Quite a nice wine & QPR.

Photos of; Anne & Jean Trimbach, their ancient large oak vats lined with tartaric crystals and Trimbach. The whole area is a blend of German & French architecture.

Additional notes; Alsace changed hands twice (French & Germany) over two World Wars. Alsace has also had two rebuild their vineyards twice after German tanks crushed their vineyards during both World Wars. Further ransacked & drank their wine cellars. If you know anything about how long it takes to replant and mature vines to get usable fruit (7 years minimum), it is a tremendous financial burden, if not disaster for wine producers.
— 16 days ago

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Philip Patston

Philip Patston

Fantastic review! Thanks for sharing

Par Binner

Les Vins Pirouettes d'Hubert & Christian Alsace Pinot Noir 2017

Better than the “glouglou” stamp on the label might signify. Interesting funk on opening, but smoothed out to be a nice charmer on night two. — 16 days ago

Michael, Iwan and 6 others liked this

Meyer-Fonné

Vieilles Vignes Alsace Pinot Blanc 2018

Really good wine! Austere but ripe, fresh and precise. Citrus and steely on the nose, riper but zippy on the palate, immense value for money 😊 — 3 days ago

Jean Biecher & Fils

Schoenenbourg Alsace Grand Cru Riesling 2016

Fucking Delectable. Ate my first submission. Take 2. Nose shows cracked stones, a bit of petrol, and yellow apple skin fruit. Mouth is weightier than the nose suggests. Intense. Loads of minerality. Energized with minerality and pretty good acidity. Long, lip smacking finish. Really fine. — 10 days ago

Chris, Severn and 10 others liked this

Hospices Strasbourg

Cuvée Chloé Alsace Gewürztraminer 2016

Lots of manderin, lychees, apricot. Typical gewurtztraminer bitters. Sweet but with just enough acids to keep it interesting — 8 days ago

Peter, Matt and 4 others liked this

Domaine Laurent Barth

Le Clos Des Trois Chemins Gewürztraminer 2013

Super honeyed aromas and rich texture. Almonds, grapefruit, bees wax. Lots of RS. My kinda Gewurtz — 20 days ago

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Domaine Weinbach

Schlossberg Cuvée Ste. Catherine Alsace Grand Cru AOC Pinot Gris 2018

Vintage 2018 / Great balance. Frivolous. Sultry smell. Minerals. Rich taste, concentrated. My advice: keep it for 3 to 5 years in the cellar. Because now: infanticide 🤨 — 6 days ago

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