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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 11 
ProducerDomaine Weinbach (web)
DesignationCuvée Ste. Catherine L'Inédit!
AppellationAlsace Grand Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2023 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 93.5 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 12 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by jbaron on 12/24/2015: Hmm. 8 years since my last note! This one from a 375. Good, but seems rather advanced. Judgement reserved. (218 views)
 Tasted by ArtF on 10/18/2015 & rated 95 points: Apricot and lychee on nose. On palate, lots of fruit but acidity keeps this from being a sweet wine. I liked it in sips as it warmed to room temp. Drank from .375. (401 views)
 Tasted by ArtF on 7/18/2015 & rated 96 points: Medium gold. Drinking well now but lots of life ahead. Mellow acidity balances the sweetness beautifully. Full bodied but not very viscous. Has lots of life ahead. Drank from half bottle. (450 views)
 Tasted by ArtF on 4/6/2015 & rated 92 points: From .375, this was light gold, slightly sweet but balanced. Full bodied but not viscous. I think this will become less sweet and more silky with 5 more years. (552 views)
 Tasted by winemaker on 7/4/2014 & rated 93 points: Another delicious wine. This was sweeter than the 2003. It is also less viscous. (1024 views)
 Tasted by silton on 12/30/2011 & rated 93 points: I left this bottle in the freezer on the 26th. Yes, that really happened. When discovered, the cork was half pushed out. I thawed it quickly in a warm bath and it appears to have suffered no lasting damage as it was delicious, clean, long, round and well-proportioned, virtually unchanged since 2008, perhaps a bit less glossy and fruity yet equally or more complex. Fantastic wine experience. 93+ (2134 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 6/17/2011 & rated 96 points: wow. rebecca was right. full bodied, unobtrusive petrol, can last a lifetime. with momofuko maple glazed pork belly and spicy shrimp in fish sauce. (2158 views)
 Tasted by wickedwax on 12/25/2010: out of 375ml. tightly wound nose of limes, orange creamsicle and yellow stonefruit over chalky minerality. great acid and just a very slight touch of rs. a little disjointed today, will be be better in a few years when things can integrate. shows great potential. (2100 views)
 Tasted by silton on 2/10/2008 & rated 93 points: A bit richer and creamier than the Schlossberg CSC, with stones and light flowers off the nose and layered almond, clementine, and pineapple flavors that float across the palate and linger long enough to provide backchannel olafactory notes. Outstanding. From a 375. (2387 views)
 Tasted by jbaron on 12/16/2007 & rated 94 points: Wow! A very, very nice bottle (half bottle) of riesling that delivers everything in a smooth, well-put-together package of niceties. The nose is mostly minerals and citrus (grapefruit, very ripe lemons), the tastes are the same, with more citrus, some banana and pineapple, and some orange tropical fruit mixed in, and the length is long, impressive, and lingering, with a very nice spicy element that borders on the good side of bitter. I could drink many glasses of this. (1732 views)
 Tasted by schway on 12/16/2007 & rated 92 points: 92+. My first Alsatian Riesling. Pale greenish-yellow. Floral, mineral and grassy aromas. (Great quality to the aromas, but more subdued than I expected. Hopefully will open up with age.) Flavors of peach, honey, stones, lemon, perhaps a bit of grapefruit. Noticeable sweetness (more than I expected), but plenty of acidic tang to back it up. Lots of orange peel, and occasional hints of light spice (white pepper?) on the wonderfully long, lively, steely and pleasantly bitter finish. Finish is by far the best part. There are still faint echoes of citrus an minerals over a minute later. Don't know anything about this sort of wine, but I suspect that it will have a lot more to give after some years in the cellar. We'll see. . . . (2181 views)

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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, July/August 2007, IWC Issue #133
(Domaine Weinbach Riesling Cuvee Saint Catherine L'Inedit) Subscribe to see review text.
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Domaine Weinbach

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The Quintessence de Grains Nobles wines are extremely rare, nectar of nectars. They are produced in tiny quantities in only a few vintages. The word Quintessence was first coined by Domaine Weinbach to be used to describe this sumptuous cuvée of the 1983 vintage. Domaine Weinbach received official designation as organic and biodynamic in 2010.


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