Gustave Lorentz Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim VV 2016

Riesling from Alsace, France
DE 97
WE 94
13.0% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 337663

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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Nov 2021) 12+ Available
97 points/Platinum Award, Decanter: "The golden mean: that's what Alsace can offer to Riesling enthusiasts. A wine which is not raspingly or cuttingly dry, but not unctuously sweet either; a wine with backbone and structure, yet which can still tease and charm as only Riesling knows how. That's what you'll find in this Grand Cru version from the celebrated Altenberg de Bergheim vineyard: its sunny, south-facing marls have produced a tender, intricate yet round-contoured version with scents of summer fruits and citrus peels, and limpid, vivacious flavours given gravity by a textured fullness and a little greensap at the finish. It's a dry wine, but not demandingly so, and would drink well with food or without. Alcohol 13.0%."

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "[$50 list] Notions of dried lemon peel are gentle on the nose of this wine but promise freshness. The palate delivers an incisive but balanced hit of vivid lemon and apple freshness. It stays slender, taut and lively throughout, with drive and concentration. Gentleness on the dry, fresh finish lends elegance. Alcohol 13%. (Nov 2019)"
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97 points/Platinum Award, Decanter: "The golden mean: that's what Alsace can offer to Riesling enthusiasts. A wine which is not raspingly or cuttingly dry, but not unctuously sweet either; a wine with backbone and structure, yet which can still tease and charm as only Riesling knows how. That's what you'll find in this Grand Cru version from the celebrated Altenberg de Bergheim vineyard: its sunny, south-facing marls have produced a tender, intricate yet round-contoured version with scents of summer fruits and citrus peels, and limpid, vivacious flavours given gravity by a textured fullness and a little greensap at the finish. It's a dry wine, but not demandingly so, and would drink well with food or without. Alcohol 13.0%."

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "[$50 list] Notions of dried lemon peel are gentle on the nose of this wine but promise freshness. The palate delivers an incisive but balanced hit of vivid lemon and apple freshness. It stays slender, taut and lively throughout, with drive and concentration. Gentleness on the dry, fresh finish lends elegance. Alcohol 13%. (Nov 2019)"
Product SKU 337663
Producer Gustave Lorentz
Country France
Region Alsace
Varietal Riesling
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.0%
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