Quite a full colour for its age. The nose is verging on textbook, light petrolly, white flowers. Open and beautiful nose. Some sweet undertone too points to residual sugar but on the palate if felt dry. Quite a helthy level of acidity here keeps the balance right, green apple feel, mineral. Had a few sharp edges here and there but a pretty solid wine. 92 and with good ageing capacity.
Hats off to Olivier Humbrecht! Great dry Riesling - one of the best I have come across. This is a textural wine, not much aroma on the nose and on the palate fruit is hidden behind the mineral dimension. Yet this wine has stunning concentration, body and power. Also amazing balance due to high extract keeping high acidity in check. Almost bone dry and mouth-cleansing finish. Not an easy wine to understand but to my taste this is one of the great white wines, on par and quite similar - although unmistakably Riesling - with great aged white Graves. Finesse, power and texture. For those who own bottles, great future. [from a 375ml bottle, indice1]
Pretty consistent with my last note. Nice nose and great acidity with a long apple finish, but there is a massive lack of fruit on the attack and mid-palate. Perhaps a bit fuller than last time, but only marginally. For me, not great value.
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