Tasted at the winery. Made from 46-year-old vines, the 2019 Wintzenheim Riesling Clos Häuserer reveals an aromatic profile of well defined lemon zest, green and yellow apple, white peach and some blossom. This is a full-bodied, concentrated Alsace Riesling, made by France‘s first MW Olivier Humbrecht. The wine is perfectly balanced by zesty high acidity and closes with a long, lingering finish. Drink now until 2040. — a year ago
The color is medium straw with effusive bubbles and effervescence. This is just bottled joy. Serious stuff and far beyond so many other champagnes in the same price range. Warm brioche right out of the gate on the nose with a nice burst of ripe citrus aromas. Chalk and honey all day long here.
The 30% of perpetual reserve wines added to the 2017 base makes a world of difference. Sleek and sexy. Racy and electric. The Extra Brut dosage is just right. Terrific balance, sensual mouthfeel, and with plenty of depth and complexity.
In the mouth, there’s an indelible sense of excitement. Minerality and wet stone. Cherries and apples wrapped in a tropical fruit core. The finish is long and enveloping leaving you wanting more. A lot more. This champagne sings. — a year ago