Alsace Masterclass (The Progress, SF): Summary: Aromatic, botrytized (It’s especially acceptable to botrytize Pinot Gris, given it doesn’t have much aromatic varietal character). Sweet. This is good stuff. Score: Between 8.5 and 9. ----------------------------- Full Sensory:
From Grand Cru Osterberg (clay-marl) - one of the vineyards (with Geisberg) in Trimbach’s Cuvee Frederic Emile.
Visual: High concentration, rich gold with reflections of copper and straw. (Botrytis contributes to color, along with oxidation. Also this is from 2000).
Nose: Strong saffron and wax (botrytis) with a hint of burnt firecracker (sulfites) and genmaicha (also a botrytis note). Honeyed. (GKruth: “like Sauternes without the oak”).
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