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Friday, 1 February 2013

Alsace Grand Crus tasted with some VT and SDGN


Wines are not in the order they were tasted, but put besides other wines of the same estate. After some seventy Alsace wines was tasted yesterday, 2011 seem to have  a lovely balance and a rounded body, but some also (for me) lack a bit of acidity and playfulness. 2010 can on the other hand be very lively and refreshing while 2009 seems a bit rich in many cases.


2011 Klipfel Riesling Grand Cru Kastelberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Floral, scented and apples, nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, elegant fruit and body, good length. 89

2010 Klipfel Riesling Grand Cru Kastelberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Floral, mineral and again scented nose. Rounder feel than 11. Fresh acidity, elegant body and fruit, good length. 90+

2009 Klipfel Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kirchberg de Barr:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, yellow fruits and somewhat scented. Medium acidity, fairly rich style, fruit driven, elegant, rounded and long. 91

2010 Kientz René & Fils Riesling Grand Cru Winzenberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and scented nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and lively palate but a bit short. 88

2009 Kientz René & Fils Riesling Grand Cru Winzenberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and more mineraly nose. Acidity feels a bit lazy, short and fruity. Easy going. 86

2009 Kientz René & Fils Riesling Grand Cru Winzenberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Apply nose. Freshish acidity, easygoing fruitiness, not that complex. 86

2007 Kientz René & Fils Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives:
Lemon yellow. Floral and somewhat scented nose. Freshish acidity, lazy and easy going feel. 88

2011 Andre Rieffel Riesling Grand Cru Zotzenberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and slightly scented. Freshish acidity, elegant, balanced and rounded. 89

2009 Andre Rieffel Riesling Grand Cru Wiebelsberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, scented, some honey and yellow fruits. Fresh acidity, almost smoky minerals on the palate, good length. 90+

2011 Etienne Loew Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergbieten:
Pale lemon yellow. Lightly scented and green, somewhat unripe apples. Freshish acidity, fairly easygoing and short. 86

2006 Etienne Loew Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergbieten Sélection de Grains Nobles:
Golden. Rich, honey and apricots. Lazy acidity, easy going and straight forward. 85

2008 Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim Riesling Grand cru Hatschbourg:
Pale lemon yellow. Light apply nose. Fresh acidity, some unripe apples, easy going. 85

2007 Gustave Lorentz Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim:
Towards lemon yellow. Lime, apples, Taveners fruit drops. Fresh acidity, lively, slightly bitter finish, good length. 89

2005 Gustave Lorentz Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, touch of petroleum, some floral and honey notes. Fresh acidity, playful palate, good length. 90

2009 Dopf au Moulin Riesling Grand Cru Schoenenbourg:
Pale lemon yellow. Floral, apples and touch of lime. Fresh acidity, elegant body, a bit boring and one dimensional, but good length. 86

2008 Domaine Gresser Riesling Grand Cru Moenchberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light floral notes and somewhat scented. Fresh acidity, nuanced and a bit on the lean side bodywise. 89

2008 Domaine Gresser Riesling Grand Cru Kastelberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and yellow fruits. Somewhat floral. Fresh acidity, lively and elegant, good length. 91

2009 Domaine Gresser Pinot Gris Grand cru Wiebelsberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Yellow fruits and slightly floral nose. Rich palate, but always nuanced and open feel to it. Good length. 90

2008 Domaine Schlumberger Riesling Grand Cru Kesseler:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and lime nose. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit, lively and "soft" body, long finish. 91+

2007 Domaine Schlumberger Riesling Grand Cru Kitterlé:
Pale golden. Yellow fruits and lilies of the valley. Fairly rich. Fresh acidity, sweetish (25 g. rs) and feels ripe as well. Good length. 90

2011 Boeckel Sylvaner Grand Cru Zotzenberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Floral, layered, gooseberries and appels. Freshish acidity, a bit rich and bitter finish. 87

2010 Boeckel Riesling Grand Cru Wiebelsberg:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and a touch of minerals. Freshish acidity, apples on the palate, a bit simple and easy going. Somewhat lean. 87

2010 Mure Clos Saint-Landelin Riesling Grand Cru Vorbourg:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and slightly floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe and sweet gooseberries palate, aromatic, long and lively. 90

2008 Marcel Deiss Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim:
Pale lemon yellow. Some petroleum, minerals, bitter apples nose. Fresh acidity, somewhat spicy and apple cake palate, cinamon touch, long. 90

2008 Cave de Turckheim Riesling Grand Cru Brand:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and yellow fruits nose. Fresh acidity, easy going and afirly simple. 85




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