White

2009 Domaine Ostertag Riesling Muenchberg

Riesling

  • France
  • Alsace
  • Alsace Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • Milliontown wrote: 87 points

    January 28, 2019 - Lovely bright golden orange/yellow colour. Smells very oxidative, quite aldehydic and soapy. A little volatile. Reminds me of Chenin a little, in that it has a waxy, slightly honeyed, peaty, wet-hay character. Pretty interesting wine, has been markedly different from bottle to bottle. It opens up interestingly too, becomes more floral and zesty. It’s tangy and quite powerful on the palate but seems to exhibit more secondary/non-fruit characters, like grilled nuts, seaweed, marmalade... a bit of a saline thing happening in the background.
    So, doesn’t look like Riesling, doesn’t look like Alsace. Is quite oxidative in style so seems like it could come from anywhere. Nice wine nonetheless, if a bit weird, but not something I would confidently cellar for any longer.

  • mr_swirl Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 23, 2018 - Much better on the nose: white peach, lime coconut, caramel, mint and hints of minerality. Slightly sweet on the nose but dry on the palate, ripe and nice white peaches. Lacks some weight and grip, would be interesting to compare with the VT.

  • bbell73271 Does not like this wine:

    March 6, 2018 - Another flabby and lifeless bottle. Hoping this is a dumb stage, but the bruised apple oxidative notes of the last two bottles (and not in a pleasant sense as I love properly oxidized wines) make me worry that this is a case of premox.

  • bbell73271 wrote:

    August 30, 2017 - A little weird and disjointed here...high acidity, not enough fruit to fill in the rough edges. Seems ok at first but quickly transitions to an extended bitter finish.

  • chadslater wrote: 87 points

    August 8, 2017 - Somewhat disappointing. Had a bottle of Austrian Riesling the other week from same vintage and must say I preferred that. Other tasti gnotrs described saline, iodine and honey. Was all these. Very yellow. Had with spicy pork so thought food would match. A big full wine. On second night it was more balanced, think it needed time open.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine Ostertag
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Muenchberg
  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Alsace Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 69 (38%)
  • Consumed 113 (62%)

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