2004 Weinbach, Domaine Pinot Gris Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence

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  • Pinot Gris
  • 750ML
  • WA 91
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2004 Weinbach, Domaine Pinot Gris Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence

WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2008
The 2004 Pinot Gris Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence is far and away the most polished and elegant of the Weinbach '04 Pinot Gris bottlings. Musky truffly honeyed and nutty aromas a rich and creamy piquantly nutty and in no way... The 2004 Pinot Gris Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence is far and away the most polished and elegant of the Weinbach '04 Pinot Gris bottlings. Musky truffly honeyed and nutty aromas a rich and creamy piquantly nutty and in no way heavy palate impression and a honeyed finish fascinatingly tinged with iodine- lobster shell-like mineral notes combine for compelling memorable complexity. Like its 2005 counterpart this should evolve interestingly for at least 7-9 years. The dynamic trio of Fallers continues to bottle some of France's (hardly just Alsace's) richest and most flamboyant wines. Beginning with 2005 all of their vineyards are being biodynamically farmed. Laurence Faller finds their 2005s in general "more focused and clear" (this was especially true of Riesling) despite their often prominent botrytis component and the 2004s richer. I suppose it goes without saying but one has to carefully scrutinize each Weinbach label so numerous are the cuvees. And as wonderful as is the distinctiveness exhibited by the vast majority of wines here even a geek like yours truly could be forgiven for asking whether somewhat fewer different bottlings might benefit consumers as well as journalists!
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2006
Lush and off-dry full of flavor and personality. Quince grapefruit and spice are the main flavors with a firm structure and powerful presence. Cruises to a long lingering finish. Drink now through 2010. 75 cases imported