Domaine Ostertag

Muenchberg Alsace Grand Cru Riesling

9.121 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Muenchberg, Nothalten, 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
Antonio Gianola

Super peachy and way young but very good

Super peachy and way young but very good

Dec 14th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Their best in 13!

Their best in 13!

May 2nd, 2015
Erik Nordman

More Alsace Grand Cru Riesling to celebrate my engagement to my lovely fiancรฉe. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ We announced our engagement to close family tonight at a lovely Italian dinner at a small ten table trattoria and it's one of the best feelings of my life. Alsace Riesling is one of the first wines we bonded over and it feels so special to be drinking this now. Can't wait to drink many more bottles of it with her for the many years to come. Meyer lemon zest, a truckload of crushed river stones, underripe nectarine, some petrol character starting to show, and a bit of this lovely character that I can most closely describe as a fresh spearmint, anise, and bergamot tea vibe that I'm sure will reveal itself much more with time. The Gisselbrecht Alsace Grand Cru Riesling we drank a few days ago was also a Muenchberg and while this is a much more skillfully made example than the last (as to be expected from Ostertag), I can totally sense the shared terroir between them. Has that lovely juxtaposition that great Alsace Riesling has where it somehow simultaneously has heft and weight in body, and yet is still feather-light and nimble on its feet, due in part to the laser beam of acidity contained in this bottle. So pure, with razor-like precision. Very concentrated and tight and yet still so generous, would love to revisit in a few years to see some more development. So indescribably happy right now. ๐Ÿ˜Š

More Alsace Grand Cru Riesling to celebrate my engagement to my lovely fiancรฉe. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ We announced our engagement to close family tonight at a lovely Italian dinner at a small ten table trattoria and it's one of the best feelings of my life. Alsace Riesling is one of the first wines we bonded over and it feels so special to be drinking this now. Can't wait to drink many more bottles of it with her for the many years to come. Meyer lemon zest, a truckload of crushed river stones, underripe nectarine, some petrol character starting to show, and a bit of this lovely character that I can most closely describe as a fresh spearmint, anise, and bergamot tea vibe that I'm sure will reveal itself much more with time. The Gisselbrecht Alsace Grand Cru Riesling we drank a few days ago was also a Muenchberg and while this is a much more skillfully made example than the last (as to be expected from Ostertag), I can totally sense the shared terroir between them. Has that lovely juxtaposition that great Alsace Riesling has where it somehow simultaneously has heft and weight in body, and yet is still feather-light and nimble on its feet, due in part to the laser beam of acidity contained in this bottle. So pure, with razor-like precision. Very concentrated and tight and yet still so generous, would love to revisit in a few years to see some more development. So indescribably happy right now. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Aug 4th, 2016
Sarah O'Kelley

Absolutely beautiful. A wine unique unto itself making it difficult to use fruit descriptors but overriding minerality!

Absolutely beautiful. A wine unique unto itself making it difficult to use fruit descriptors but overriding minerality!

Jun 25th, 2016
Dana Belber

Spice grapefruit zest nerve. Nice!

Spice grapefruit zest nerve. Nice!

May 28th, 2016
Shuji Yanada

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Jan 10th, 2016
Erik Sjolund

Very subtle riesling. Hints of fruit but really not explicit. More air?

Very subtle riesling. Hints of fruit but really not explicit. More air?

Jun 19th, 2015
Kevin DeBernardi

2013 vintage.

2013 vintage.

Dec 25th, 2014
Erin Barrett

Amazing resiling! Balanced, fresh, rich, green apple, mineraity, and floral.

Amazing resiling! Balanced, fresh, rich, green apple, mineraity, and floral.

Apr 5th, 2017
Izek Jasper

Izek had this 2 years ago

Izek had this 2 years ago

Apr 29th, 2018