A beautiful wine, balancing acidity, spice and fresh peach flavors with structure and ageability. This brings out all the characters of great Pinot Gris, elegance and power combining in harmony. Imported by Maisons Marques & Domaines USA.
Renowned for its Riesling, the Kitterlé vineyard in Guebwiller benefits from southern exposure, meaning the fruit is generally able to ripen. This 1999 is impressive in its developing complexity, showing layers of petrol, fine acidity, minerality and elegance. Give it another three or four years. Imported by Maisons Marques & Domaines USA.
Ripe, but with no evidence of botrytis. There’s some baked apple to the nose, but otherwise it’s simple and clean. Tasty peach, apricot and cinnamon control the pure palate, and then on the back end it’s light and smooth.
A bit light and simple at first, but with persistence you’ll uncover intense aromas of cured meat and lemon rind that are followed by pumpkin, melon and cumin-like flavors. A finish that fans out to show additional complexities is really what earns this healthy, balanced wine its stripes.
Wax, lemon and pear scents open this oily, off-dry offering. Pineapple and melon flavors carry the thick midpalate, then the finish seems to drop off a little, finishing soft and low in acidity. Imported by Maisons Marques & Domaines USA.
Fat almost to the point of being flabby, this is an intensely aromatic Gewürztraminer loaded with slightly chemical, peppery scents and overtones of honey. Melon fruit gives the roundness on the palate, then finishes soft and easy.
Stumbles a little coming out of the gate, revealing hints of shoe polish and burnt rubber, but gathers itself midpalate with intense flavors of muskmelon and orange marmalade and finishes strong, ending on a hint of Earl Grey tea.
Sweet, soft and missing some chords along the way. The palate has corn-like, soft flavors, while the finish is mealy and tastes like bananas. Bland and flat, as if its good days are behind it.