Alsace, France

Trimbach

Cuvée Frédéric Emile 375eme Anniversaire Alsace Riesling 2001

always a great bottle, it’s nearly the equal of Clos Ste Hune in this vintage. Their 375th anniversary bottling, it’s spectacular. Nose is intense and layered apricot and citrus, echoing on the palate with classy fruit driven deeply into palate and memory by the well integrated acidity. The wine is thick yet lithe, finishes quite long and clean. Nowhere near a downhill ride, I think it will hold this peak for a very long time. — 4 days ago

Shay, Ron and 4 others liked this

Lucien Albrecht

Réserve Alsace Gewürztraminer 2016

Loaded with aromas, rose, lychee, honey. Almost tastes like perfume with the tang on the sides of the tongue. The aroma leaps out of the glass. There is no hiding that this is a Gewurtztraminer. Enjoyable even if it isn’t for everyone. — 3 days ago

Agathe Bursin

Lutzeltal Pinot Noir 2019

Lovely young Pinot, this shows a tad riper than the Strangenberg 2019, more forward, lovely balance and weight, nice! — 17 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Severn, Aravind and 4 others liked this

Camille Braun

Crémant d'Alsace Brut Chardonnay Blend

Good! Crisp, with tropical fruits and rich citrus. Long, buttery pastry finish lingers. 91-92. EDIT: just realized I reviewed this last year already with very similar notes (and this bottle was in a restaurant rather than at home!) I am consistent!!! — 2 days ago

Byron, Romain and 3 others liked this

Schoffit

Auxerrois Vieilles Vignes Alsace Pinot Blanc 2019

Terrific wine. Nose has some depth and complexity, with earthy pear and apple fruit, a honey note, and warm moist gravel scents. Fairly weighty in the mouth for its type, but with nice balance. Good intensity and length. Palate shows lots of dark minerality at first but then the fruit takes over. Long finish for a “non-noble” varietal (actually, two, Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc). I like this a lot. — 17 days ago

Erik, Diane and 18 others liked this

Agathe Bursin

Muscat Bollenberg Grand Cru 2020

Quite youthful, more backward than the 2016 and 2019 were at a similar age, drier and more structured than those earlier vintages, needs aging, very good. — 20 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Severn, ESF and 4 others liked this

Anaïs Fanti

Costa Rawa Gewürztraminer Orange 2020

Grippy, tea-like orange, kinda like a flat Arnold Palmer or something. “Forty year old vines planted over sandy, alluvial soils in Ammerschwihr. The fruit was fermented as whole bunches for a fortnight before being pressed off to vats for a short élevage.” — 4 days ago

Ira, Jiga and 1 other liked this

Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Alsace Pinot Gris 2019

Similar notes to 7 months ago in September 2021. Comparing with the Pinot Gris from Dry River in Martinborough NZ. I found this to be musky with intense pear and apricot notes. Both were luscious with low acid and both finished dry. Not much in it but I gave the decision narrowly to the Dry River because of it’s brighter new world fruit. — 19 days ago

Ira, Peter and 26 others liked this

Crémant Jean-Claude Buecher

Insomnia Crémant d’Alsace Brut Champagne Blend 2007

This is really good stuff. 11 years on yeast bringing great complexity to this wine. Unfortunately my last bottle.. — 16 days ago

Elise Zandbergen-Haverkamp
with Elise
Jan, Daniel and 16 others liked this

Tercero

Kessler Haak Pinot Noir 2020

Foot stomped. Blend of 3 clones. 100% whole cluster. Great Santa Barbara fruit. 13.5% ABV. — 3 days ago

John, Jay and 17 others liked this