Domaine Laurent Barth

Alsace Riesling

8.512 ratings
8.03 pro ratings
Alsace, France
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Tim Hinck

I struggle with the rating of this wine. I admittedly am fairly new to diving deeper into Alsace Riesling, and so my enthusiasm for this wine May be colored but the fact that I just don’t have the experience to put it into perspective. (First experience drinking quality champagne springs to mind; “it’s all so good!”) This Riesling is very delicious, and it has all of the qualities that I think I need in a good Riesling: high, but functional acid; a broad range of fruit in varying degrees of ripeness; minerality (smoky flint); savory & herbal components; and richness with a body that’s not too puny. I will say that there is a nagging hint in the back of my mind that says that all of this is plastic and lacks a three-dimensionality that I will find in better examples. Damn, it’s tasty, though!

I struggle with the rating of this wine. I admittedly am fairly new to diving deeper into Alsace Riesling, and so my enthusiasm for this wine May be colored but the fact that I just don’t have the experience to put it into perspective. (First experience drinking quality champagne springs to mind; “it’s all so good!”) This Riesling is very delicious, and it has all of the qualities that I think I need in a good Riesling: high, but functional acid; a broad range of fruit in varying degrees of ripeness; minerality (smoky flint); savory & herbal components; and richness with a body that’s not too puny. I will say that there is a nagging hint in the back of my mind that says that all of this is plastic and lacks a three-dimensionality that I will find in better examples. Damn, it’s tasty, though!

May 9th, 2020
JohnQ Boxler

Sales Berkeley Wine Company

8.2

Nice weeknight Alsatian Riesling. Dry, medium body, good acid, decent minerality. Not hugely complex or cut, but quite tasty with assorted wursts and choucroute. Re-buy? Why not?

Nice weeknight Alsatian Riesling. Dry, medium body, good acid, decent minerality. Not hugely complex or cut, but quite tasty with assorted wursts and choucroute. Re-buy? Why not?

Oct 27th, 2015
Anthony Piazza

Corky!

Corky!

Mar 25th, 2015
Emma Janaskie

High acid, med body, Stoney mineralogy salinity, green fruits with some dried apricots.

High acid, med body, Stoney mineralogy salinity, green fruits with some dried apricots.

Jan 20th, 2020
Lois Hale

Mom likes it.

Mom likes it.

May 17th, 2019
Alexis Whitesides

Dry Alsace Riesling, easy drinking. Kind of viscous.

Dry Alsace Riesling, easy drinking. Kind of viscous.

Jun 7th, 2016
Erik Buckley

Erik had this 2 years ago

Erik had this 2 years ago

Jul 30th, 2018
Zach Lane

Zach had this 3 years ago

Zach had this 3 years ago

Dec 9th, 2017
Tobias Mattsson

Tobias had this 5 years ago

Tobias had this 5 years ago

Jun 4th, 2016
Viktor Okasmaa

Viktor had this 6 years ago

Viktor had this 6 years ago

Mar 8th, 2015