Josmeyer Le Kottabe Riesling 1999

This is a very good riesling from Josmeyer, an excellent producer in the Alsace region of France.  The Le Kottabe riesling is sourced from 35 year old vineyards between Wintzenheim and Turckheim in the Haut Rhin region and is grown on soils of sand, shingle, silt, with plenty of pebbles and loess.  The wine opens to quite exotic and intense aromatics of stone, guava, light quince and mango.  On the palate, the riesling is dry, with flavours reminding of dried mango, quince and guava, with a medium length finish.  Overall, I found this to be a very good wine due to its balance, length, the sheer concentration of its fruit flavours, and the complexity hidden away in its exotic fruit layers.  An easy one to recommend.  Very Good

Abv: 12%
Price: $40s (current vintage)
Vendors: Check
Tasted: 2013
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September 16, 2013

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