2009 Lucien Albrecht Pinot Blanc Cuvée Balthazar

Pinot Blanc

  • France
  • Alsace
Drink 2012 (Edit)
CT89 7 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Epic Tale wrote: (87 points)

    March 26, 2012 - color: light gold-yellow; nose: tart apple x grape; taste: crisp light mouth feel, lychee x apple taste and short-to-medium flinty finish; overall: clean, simple everyday drink-with-food white wine which offers quiet pleasure in place of gusto, provides a decent frig-filling QPR ($11) that is good enough to serve to friends along with hors d'oeuvres

  • ctbob wrote:

    November 12, 2011 - This bottle seemed atypical -- not nearly crisp enough. Pleasant and unobjectionable.

  • cookie7 wrote:

    July 8, 2011 - Nose of minerals, tropical fruits and lychee. Peaches and citrus on the palate. Lots of acidity - long finish.

  • garambler wrote: (90 points)

    April 10, 2011 - I had this after dinner on 4/10/11. It had a very rich, pleasant bouquet of apple, pear, spice, lemon cream and mineral aromas. The palate was rich, creamy and round with flavors that followed the nose. 89+

  • cjsadler wrote: (89 points)

    March 15, 2011 - I've found that the knock against Pinot Blanc-- that it's bland-- is sometimes true, but also unfair. This is a grape that when paired with complimentary dishes can become really delicious. This bottle is a good example. Starts out with great acidity and minerality and gets better with food.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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

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  • In Cellars 27 (56%)
  • Consumed 21 (44%)

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