From a parcel within the Kirchberg de Barr Grand Cru, this is a structured, serious Gewuztraminer. It has weight as well as sweetness, but it’s the potential and ageability that is so impressive. Spice and gingerbread notes, as well as fine acidity, lend complexity to the honeyed, yellow fruits. Drink from 2016.— R.V.
With great intensity and structure, this is a wine that’s all about texture and potential. It’s expressive with white fruits and perfume, but there’s a richness that’s still to come. Drink from 2016 and see how the minerality and acidity will come into balance.— R.V.
The ultimate in spice and sweetness, this unctuous, full-bodied wine has developed a beautifully, smooth, honeyed texture that envelops and balms the palate. Yellow fruits are delicate in background, along with a touch of acidity. It’s a wine to drink now.— R.V.
This is a seriously sweet, gorgeously opulent wine made from late-harvest fruit. Spice notes fringe flavors of honey and fresh fruit. It’s a wine to drink now, although it will age well until 2020.— R.V.
With its ripe and perfumed character, the wine is not quite dry. It’s already maturing, with its fruity acidity muted by almonds, ripe pear skins and a tight, mineral texture. This intense wine will be ready by 2015.— R.V.
This is a deliciously ripe, full-bodied wine with all the red berry fruits, orange zest and acidity that you could want. It’s finely made with a creamy mousse and a fresh and fruity aftertaste.— R.V.
This slightly sweet, rich and complex wine has spice, a touch of honey and is balanced by intense lime acidity. The wine is full-bodied, bursting with fruit, ready to drink.— R.V.
Black currant and white plums give this wine its fresh edge and its richness. It has an opulent feel to it, with concentrated spice inside the round texture. The end brings out the relief of crisp acidity.— R.V.