Saturday, May 15, 2010

1995 Riesling Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim, Gustave Lorentz

In their youth, the wines from Altenberg de Bergheim are firm and fresh with a distinct scent of oranges. With time they fill out and gain richness, body and splendid charm.

1995 Riesling Altenberg de Bergheim (still for sale at the domaine) from Gustave Lorentz offers citrus and diesel on the nose but especially vanilla, passion fruit, cinnamon and cloves. The taste is seducive and silky but still zesty and juicy with admireable acidity. Sigh... Price: €30.

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