White

2008 Lucien Albrecht Pinot Blanc Cuvée Balthazar

Pinot Blanc

  • France
  • Alsace
Drink between 2009 - 2010 (Edit)
CT85.9 20 reviews
N.V.
Borrowed from 2004
2004
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • Hotelsnobs Likes this wine: (89 points)

    November 6, 2015 - Pale straw to rich yellow. Aromas of mackintosh apple and stone fruit and hints of oxidation. On the palatte: mid to high viscosity, acids low when cold, but still evident after warming. Sweet notes of pear, and pineapple and noticeable, if subtle oxidation which lends richness to the finish. Minerality still accessible at cooler temperatures but not pronounced. Decadent and equal to rich foods (paired gorgeously with duck pâté as well as fresh heirloom tomatoes and nicely with braised chicken, and mushrooms sautéed in butter). Lacking the acid to go with fruit like raspberries. Stunningly capable of aging gracefully into something not unlike Rieslings of the Mosel or a simple white burgundy.

  • mwilhoite wrote: (83 points)

    November 9, 2014 - Drank too late. Flabby, lost any acidity it may have once had.

  • Brizzy wrote: (76 points)

    October 5, 2012 - A little past its prime. But still a good pairing with cheese.

  • Jritti wrote: (89 points)

    August 25, 2011 - Great for a hot summer day. Low fruit, high mineral

  • peternelson wrote: (87 points)

    May 27, 2011 - Gas, petrol, pineapple core; apple skins with a dose of residual sugar giving it body.Very Alsace.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Lucien Albrecht
  • Varietal Pinot Blanc
  • Designation Cuvée Balthazar
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Alsace
  • UPC Code 722358130030

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 10 (28%)
  • Consumed 26 (72%)

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