Alsace Riesling tasting

At Halvor's

Tasted June 20, 2014 by asheio with 322 views

Flight 1 (9 notes)

White
2009 Trimbach Riesling Sélection Vieilles Vignes France, Alsace
86 points
Light color with some green. Green apple peel, herbs and some dishwasher on the nose. Nice body, pure apples on the palate, good acidity. Nice wine, a bit one dimensional.
White
2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile France, Alsace
90 points
Light yellow. Marzipan, cellar aroma, yellow apples and herbs on the nose. Medium body, sharp on the palate, very high acidity. At bit pent-up at the moment, but I believe it will be great in 5-6 years.
White
2010 Domaine Ostertag Riesling Clos Mathis France, Alsace
89 points
Light golden. Rich aroma with tropical fruit. Same story on the palate, rich style with tropical friut and some oak. Medium acidity for a 2010.
White
2012 Domaine Ostertag Riesling Muenchberg France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
91 points
Light yellow. Rich nose with some petro and tropical fruit like pineapple. Fullbodied, rich and spicy with noticeable oak in the finish. Long.
"Huge" style.
White
2011 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
92 points
Light yellow. Intense, big nose with honey, yet a bit reserved. Fullbodied, spicy and rich. Like velvet. Long finish. Very young.
White
2011 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl France, Alsace
92 points
Light golden color. Elegant, complex and pure aroma with beeswax and yellow apples. Medium body, good acidity, and a long and dry finish.
Not as "big" as Clos St. Urbain.
White
2010 Josmeyer Riesling Hengst France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
91 points
Light yellow. A bit shy aroma, yet rich and pure. Some botrytis? Sharp and fresh on the palate. Grapefruit. Classic 2010-style.
White
2006 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune France, Alsace
94 points
Clear light, yellow. Complex and deep nose with basement aromas, marzipan and some botrytis(?). Pure, distinct and very long.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile Sélection de Grains Nobles France, Alsace
92 points
Golden/light brown color. Complex nose with oxidized apple and caramel. Medium body. Intense on the palate, hints of burnt sugar/caramel. High acidity, very long.
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