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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Wolfberger Riesling Eichberg Alsace Grand Cru 2012

Although almost dry and made from riesling, this Grand Cru from the Wolfberger cooperative in Alsace has little in common in terms of aromatics and flavour with rieslings from the Clare and Eden Valleys.  It is bright in the glass with a pale intensity lemon in colour, and some tears evident.  Aromatically, it is clean, with medium intensity and developing expressions of apricot flower, apple skin, lemon citrus, almond and stone fruit kernels.  The palate is between dry and off dry, has evident but not singeing acid, a medium body and a light intensity of flavour, with flavours reminding of apricot flower, lemon and apricot kernel.  The finish is towards short, and there is some petillance too.  Overall, this is a good quality riesling due to its balance and its balance of fruit and acid, but is not a particularly complex wine and may not reward further cellaring.  Good

Abv: 12.5%
Price: $28
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: http://www.wolfberger.com
Tasted: 2013
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