Saturday, May 15, 2010

2004 Muscat d'Alsace, Frédéric Engel

Muscat from Alsace is the ideal companion of the first asparagous soup of the season. With its' bitterish character, typical for Riquewihr, it disarms the umami-flavours of the beloved primeur.

2004 Muscat d'Alsace from Frédéric Engel in Riquewihr has, at 4 years of age, attained a level of maturity where a youthful charm has been replaced by character and complexity. The taste is try, yet quite full, offering oranges, liquorice and mint. A solid wine that conveys the charm and joy of an entire region. Price: €6.

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