2004 Lucien Albrecht Riesling


  • France
  • Alsace
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  • BackroadsPDX wrote: (86 points)

    February 12, 2011 - Lovely rich, sweet floral nose with hazelnut and fresh rain in the mix. The palate is thin but silky. Acidity is the star of the show here. This is a racy, tart, crisp Riesling that leaves your mouth watering like a lemonade on a hot day. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time pulling out any subtle flavors from the wine past the strong acidity. I imagine that is something that could possibly work itself out with another 5 years in the bottle. For now, it almost approaches a flaw level for me. Next thing to say about this Riesling is that it is quite dry. Not very much in the way of residual sugars. The finish is a bit short and a touch bitter. All in all, I was a little disappointed that the scrumptious nose didn't follow through on the palate. I would probably appreciate this wine a lot more with some nice creamy cheese, sitting in the sun on a summer afternoon. I would also really like to revisit this bottle in 5 to 8 years - just to see what that acidity does.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type White
  • Producer Lucien Albrecht
  • Varietal Riesling
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  • Country France
  • Region Alsace
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  • Appellation Alsace

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