Pale yellow. Delicate florals, honeysuckle, talc, lovely perfume. Deep intense fruit, painfully intense finish, certainly needs some time to soften up. Citrus zest, honey, blossoms, lanolin, rich and racy.
Somewhat restrained initially with subtle pears, lime and minerality. Mid-bodied but very rich, perfectly round and balanced with rich yet elegant fruit and high acidity. Long finish. Needs time to fully express itself.
Alsace wine fair (Raffles Hotel): Alcohol : 13.5% Clearly at least a notch up compare to the 2008 Schlossberg that display ripe aromas of pineapple, apricot and mineral, when the wine settle down and warm up in the glass, it does display additional dimension and complexity with ash, smoke and touch of kerosene which all come together nicely. While full body with intense sappy palate, this is no mean of powerful, but elegant with its soft touch of citrus spice, and round acidity all well-balance with the mineral spine into a long finish. Very good. Just missing the punch for me to be really great compare to the 2004 Frederic Emile. Buy - No.
2007 Weinbach Riesling and Gewurztraminer (Vin Vino, Palo Alto): Very fragrant, again with some citrus, but also a hint of pear and botrytis. Roundest, most lush feel of all 4 Rieslings, but quickly snapped back into focus by wonderful flavor of lemon oil and a vibrant, persistent finish that is redolent of minerals and earth. Does not show a lot of residual sugar despite its richness. Fantastic, large scaled Riesling with Vendanges Tardives level intensity without any sense of heaviness.