Alsace Riesling, some more highlights

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Alsace Riesling, some more highlights

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A few days ago I picked out some of my Riesling highlights from Millesimes Alsace. Here are some more.

Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 2009 Alsace
Taut and focused showing lovely citrus pith and mineral notes. Very linear, combining fresh lemons with candied fruit and some lime zest. Has lovely acidity and drive, with great focus. Surprisingly fresh for such a warm year. 94/100

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Zind Humbecht Riesling Clos St Urbain Grand Cru Rangen de Thann 2014 Alsace, France
Really focused lemony nose. Bright and mineral with real precision and focus, showing pure citrus fruits with well integrated acidity. Quite thrilling. 95/100

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Albert Boxler Riesling Sommerberg Grand Cru ‘E’ 2014 Alsace
From a special parcel in the Sommerberg, which is cooler and more stony. Very lively, pure and mineralwith focused citrus and pear fruit, and a bit of white peach richness. Lively and pure with many dimensions. 95/100


Albert Mann Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 2014 Alsace
Granite soils. Very pure, direct and bright with lovely crisp citrus fruit and nice purity. Mineral and focused showing purity of fruit and lovely minerality. 94/100


Hugel Riesling Schoelhammer 2007 Alsace
This is from a 0.26 hectare parcel at the heart of the Schoenenberg grand cru vineyard. It has a complex, limey, pithy nose with subtle wax notes. Powerful and lively with generous texture and fine spiciness. Great concentration here with a mineral edge: it’s a rich Riesling typical of marly terroirs, showing a rounded, rich personality hemmed in by lovely acidity and focus. 95/100


Sipp Mack Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker 2008 Alsace
Some pithy, citrus notes on the nose. Lively, pure, mineral and taut with pure lemon, pear and ripe apple fruit. Focused, complex palate with some crystallined fruits and nice mineral, spicy characters. Dense, and ageing so nicely. 94/100

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